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I set up my mind for a gigabyte UD3P along with an E8400. Now my dillema is what ram to get.

1. 2 x 2gb vs. 2 x 1gb (both 32/64 bit xp/vista)
2. DDR2 800 or DDR2 1066?

Which combination will I benefit the most? thanks

also, which brand you guys recommend?
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post #2 of 4
1. 2x2GB even if you have a 32bit OS. I mean why not?
2. DDR2 1066 will give you a lot more leeway when you OC it.

I'd say 2x2GB DDR2 1066 FTW!!
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post #3 of 4
G.skill, OCZ, Corsair, Mushkin... are a few, i agree you should get 2x2gb.
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post #4 of 4
2x2GB of DDR2-1066 is probably the best bang:buck you can get right now... I personally like going with G.skills because they're so affordable (my 4GB DDR2-1000 only cost $45shipped from Newegg)... Of course G.skill's affordability comes at a price: they tend to be binned fairly high and won't OC much past stock settings

If you want something that willl overclock decently and don't care too much about costs, I would go with Mushkins
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