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Originally Posted by hiiyah777 View Post
Thanks Dan, you've been a real help. So I take it there are no real advantages of running 4x1GB, right guys?
The only disadvantage with 4x1 gig is if you are going to oc, you might have to use higher voltage on the nb to get it stable.
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Whereas with 2x2GB, I can use lower voltage? Yeah, I think I'll stick with 2GB sticks, and I can get my 8GB whenever I get around to it.
post #13 of 21
Dual-channel-enabled memory controllers utilize two 64-bit data channels resulting in a total bandwidth of 128-bits to move data from RAM to the CPU.
Dual-channel doubles data throughput from RAM to the memory controller.
In order to get this two or more DDR or DDR2 memory modules must be installed into matching banks which are color coded on the motherboard.
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ps. I put my oem vista into my new upgraded computer. its on the old hd though.

I got 2x4 gb ram. butter to add more later.
 
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Hey Kip, you might want to go edit that and not broadcast that about your OEM, it's against terms of service for OCN as well as Windows.
post #16 of 21
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Okay, so I've officially decided on 2GB sticks, now it's time for you guys to....

Help me decide which RAM to buy

So go post your answers for me there, along with good reasons.
post #17 of 21
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well with 4x1GB you cannot run dual channel, but with 2x2gb will. and they its little but cheaper now adays
Yes you can run Dual Channel with 4x dimms..why would you think otherwise?
 
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post #18 of 21
2gb modules are generally slower r/w than 1gb modules. I think that is what you were inquiring about. While you might have to increase your NB voltage when you OC your ram to get your system stable, the ram will be running quite a bit faster due to better IC's. 2Gb ram modules will not be ready until ddr3. I don't know why people have jumped on the bandwagon son fiercely.
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post #19 of 21
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Hey Kip, you might want to go edit that and not broadcast that about your OEM, it's against terms of service for OCN as well as Windows.
When I called them and told them what I had upgraded they seemed happy to give me the activation #. They know "enthusiasts" are always upgrading.

Ram is easy. Buy the best one with a name that you think sounds cool.

I like OCZ Titanium because I love me some Titanium. Wish I knew about it before i bought my SLI specials.
Edited by KipH - 6/14/08 at 9:04am
 
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post #20 of 21
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Yes, but upgrading your MoBo is considered changing systems.

See my thread about it here. It got closed because it is not to be discussed.
http://www.overclock.net/intel-mothe...new-vista.html
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