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As I am rebuilding my comp, I'm wanting more memory with better timings. My new board (A8N-SLI Prem.) can support up to 4GB. As of now Im going to throw my memory in from my comp now into there, 2x512MB OCZ Value Series w/ 3-4-4-8 timings.

Now I want to get another 1GB but I'm not sure how to go about it. Can I get tighter timing Dual Channel and have it run fine in my system with the higher timing memory or should I just go for 2GB Dual Channel memory. I was looking at the memory in my sig below that runs 2-2-2-5 timings but unsure if it'll work well with my other 1GB

I have about $250, maybe a little more, to spend on memory when I sell off my 3.0GHz Prescott and 256MB 9800PRO since I'm getting a new CPU and GFX card. It all depends on how much I get from this.

If I can use my current RAM with a lower timing 1GB then I'd do that but I'm not sure of compatibility and having different timings being an issue. I'm probably not going for extreme OC'ing for this rig, mainly the CPU for the moment and maybe little with the memory to keep up with the CPU.

Suggestions on type of memory will be good too, if you all wouldnt mind. I dont mind doing 4x512MB or 2x1024MB to get 2GB would of memory
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Newer sticks have gotten their latencies down to about where 512 sticks are. I'd suggest going with 2 1GB sticks so that you can still use the 1T command rate.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227210
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145574

Those would be good choices.
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The lower timing memory will run at the speed of the higher timed memory, so you should either get a full new 2 gb, or the same as what you already have. Two newer 1gb sticks with good timing would be a good idea.
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Well i suggest you get 2x1GB because they dont put as much stress on your motherboard as 4x512 (probably take away from OC power), you can upgrade in the future (open slots).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231021
that G-Skill is the best bang for your buck, and can probably run PC3200 at 2-3-2-5 timings..
    
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As I am rebuilding my comp, I'm wanting more memory with better timings. My new board (A8N-SLI Prem.) can support up to 4GB. As of now Im going to throw my memory in from my comp now into there, 2x512MB OCZ Value Series w/ 3-4-4-8 timings.

Now I want to get another 1GB but I'm not sure how to go about it. Can I get tighter timing Dual Channel and have it run fine in my system with the higher timing memory or should I just go for 2GB Dual Channel memory. I was looking at the memory in my sig below that runs 2-2-2-5 timings but unsure if it'll work well with my other 1GB

I have about $250, maybe a little more, to spend on memory when I sell off my 3.0GHz Prescott and 256MB 9800PRO since I'm getting a new CPU and GFX card. It all depends on how much I get from this.

If I can use my current RAM with a lower timing 1GB then I'd do that but I'm not sure of compatibility and having different timings being an issue. I'm probably not going for extreme OC'ing for this rig, mainly the CPU for the moment and maybe little with the memory to keep up with the CPU.

Suggestions on type of memory will be good too, if you all wouldnt mind. I dont mind doing 4x512MB or 2x1024MB to get 2GB would of memory


I would get 2x1gig with good timmings, and sell the others. plus you can use them itn your presant computer for now.
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