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2x1GB or 2x2GB?

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As you see in my sig, I am planning to get 2x2GB for a new build. Should I just get 2x1GB Crucial Ballistix instead? How much performance would I sacrifice with Vista if I do? Also, I have heard the Crucial's Ballistix line is losing respect from overclockers because of difficulty in overclocking as well as RAM failure is this true? Should I just stick with the 2x2GB G.SKILL?
post #2 of 13
Since you have Vista-64, I would suggest 2x2GB if you can afford it... On this board, I see more people complaining about failed Ballistix than failed G.Skills,... so it might be true.. I'd rather take G.Skills...
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I would go with the 2x2GB. Yeah the newer single sided Ballistix aren't as great of overclockers and the recent failure rate from these newer ones is pretty bad.
    
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Originally Posted by aksthem1 View Post
I would go with the 2x2GB. Yeah the newer single sided Ballistix aren't as great of overclockers and the recent failure rate from these newer ones is pretty bad.
Really bad actually. That's why Corsair is giving a $40 rebate on them (the last time I checked).
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post #5 of 13
G.Skill is great ram. I would highly recommend.
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G.Skill is cheap and its good what more can you ask for?
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post #7 of 13
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148076

yeah the tracers are really cheap with a 40 MIR. only 25 bucks after that for 2 gb.

Do you guys know if you can use teh rebate and then RMA requesting double sided sticks...maybe complain about instability?
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post #8 of 13
As cheap as those ballistix are their failure rate is through the roof.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231145

Few more bucks, but you get 4gigs and 1000mhz
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post #9 of 13
Get the 1s from the link posted above.... another vote for the G.Skill, excellent RAM... Go with 2x2GB G.Skill and ya cant go wrong
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post #10 of 13
i know they have a high failure rate, can you rma for double sided sticks though??
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