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post #11 of 21
even if you cant overclock it the 4gb will be much better.
post #12 of 21
Just take a pair out -- leaving you 2GB -- leaving you m0ar room to overclock your 2GB passed 900MHz. The remaining pair... sell on here.
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I don't have Vista, so I know I'm limited to 3GB. I currently have 4GB 800mhz RAM, and was wondering if it'd be better to go back to 2GB kit, but with faster speeds.

any thoughts?
Vista 32 might be limited to 3gb but if vista 64 is limited to 3gb then somebody made a oops. Vista 64 has been out for years and from what I hear actually pretty stable and workable but nobody is compiling and putting both CDs/DVDs in their software boxes. I guess supporting both architectures just puts too much strain on everybodys limited programming and support and problem solving channels.
900 mhz is pretty bad. Strap those puppies into the electric chair and up the voltage maybe they will go faster if you threaten them with death.
I guess having 64 bit zip decompressors is all it takes to make microsoft customers happy these days.
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I don't have Vista, so I know I'm limited to 3GB. I currently have 4GB 800mhz RAM, and was wondering if it'd be better to go back to 2GB kit, but with faster speeds.

any thoughts?
You have to realize Vista isn't the thing that gets you more than 4GB, it's 64-bit.
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Vista 32 might be limited to 3gb but if vista 64 is limited to 3gb then somebody made a oops. Vista 64 has been out for years and from what I hear actually pretty stable and workable but nobody is compiling and putting both CDs/DVDs in their software boxes. I guess supporting both architectures just puts too much strain on everybodys limited programming and support and problem solving channels.
900 mhz is pretty bad. Strap those puppies into the electric chair and up the voltage maybe they will go faster if you threaten them with death.
I guess having 64 bit zip decompressors is all it takes to make microsoft customers happy these days.
Obviously stability is key. You're exaggerating the general voltage that's applied to take PC2-6400 passed 900MHz -- which is usually 2.1v, and perfectly fine.
Edited by Diabolical999 - 12/17/08 at 3:33am
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Obviously stability is key. You're exaggerating the general voltage that's applied to take PC2-6400 passed 900MHz -- which is usually 2.1v, and perfectly fine.
Have you tried 40,000 volts? You don't know till ya try. I want free shipping on an electric chair from new egg if it works.

Edited by Hephasteus - 12/17/08 at 4:42am
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Have you tried 40,000 volts? You don't know till ya try. I want free shipping on an electric chair from new egg if it works.
Are you that naive on DDR2 voltage ?
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post #18 of 21
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Are you that naive on DDR2 voltage ?
I think he was being sarcastic.

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Just take a pair out -- leaving you 2GB -- leaving you m0ar room to overclock your 2GB passed 900MHz. The remaining pair... sell on here.
Depends if he has a 4x1GB, or 2x2GB configuration.

If he's using 4 sticks, it's definitely going to hinder his overclock. Now, if he has 2 sticks, removing one will have little to no impact at all on the overclockability of the stick.

Regardless of how much he'd be able to overclock by going down to 2GB's, the performance gain from 100-200MHz is insignificant compared to how much he'd lose by removing 2GB's.
Edited by Shift. - 12/17/08 at 5:33am
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post #19 of 21
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If you search the forums 4GB is better than two even if the 4GB is 667MHz and the 2GB is 1066.
Really....have a look:
Notice below that the FSB and RAM ratio is the same in both shots. Only difference is the RAM and timings:

Here is 2x2GB Mushkin

Here is 2x1 D9


I'm the first to agree that for some applications 4GB is way better. But I don't know if a blanket statement really works here.
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If you haven't decided already - you have to go for the 4Gb option, miles better
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