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alright so i was pondering the all so common memory question.. 1gb or 2.. and i was wondering how much of a performance gap lies in between 1gb of ddr500 and 2gb of ddr400.. right now im at 1gb of ddr333.. got a shipment with 1gb of ballistix ddr500... and i was wondering also how long that will be able to smoothly play games... because id rather buy 2 512's and run em dual channel than 1 1gb in anticipation to buy another...


sorry that all seems REALLY hard to understand..

umm yeah any takers on the pc2700 im up for LEGIT offers. pm me
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Hi,

I was pondering this same problem a while ago, and found the answer here:

http://www.corsair.com/corsair/produ...1GB_vs_2GB.pdf

The short answer for AMD gamers is that 1Gb of dual-channel is best for first-person-shooters, but 2Gb is the way forward for MMORGs.
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That's not always the case. a good set of 1gb RAM will typically run tighter timings than 1gb sticks and they will OC much better. 1gb is really all that is needed to play all games, however having 2gb will speed up load times quite a bit and will allow you to play games like FEAR and Quake 4 with higher texture settings.

now, partythyme in your profile you already state that you have 2gb of OCZ DDR500. what is wrong w/ what you have? if you have the Platinum PC4000 1gb sticks that is probably the best OC'ing 1gb sticks on the market. stick w/ what you've got cause you probably won't find anything better. if that is just what you're interested in.... I would reccomend you take a look at some g-skill 2gb kits at newegg.com. they have some F1 series for 200.
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Right now we are all at that transition point, where 2gb you gain some performance, but since they really havnt put alot of effort into making nice 1gb modules, its a bit overkill and over priced.

If you can remember, its like the 512 to 1gb transition.
I'm not switching to 2gb till they get some really nice modules.
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Originally Posted by soloz2
That's not always the case. a good set of 1gb RAM will typically run tighter timings than 1gb sticks and they will OC much better. 1gb is really all that is needed to play all games, however having 2gb will speed up load times quite a bit and will allow you to play games like FEAR and Quake 4 with higher texture settings.

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its for a client's machine
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just because 2gb may sometimes not oc as well as 1gb doesnt mean they shouldnt get it. he might the the extra gb for running alot of applications. here maybe this will help you decide a little
http://www.tomshardware.com/2005/12/...u_really_need/
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its what would fit your run-of the mill client that for some reason requested NON value-ram...at a good price?? i know its confusing but im almost thinkin of puttin some OCZ heatspreaders on some kingston value-ram 3200, overclockin em and callin it good..
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