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Filling all Dimm slots will make ram slower?

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Someone has told me that filling all my ram slots will make them run at 333mhz. See i have 4 slots, and two are filled with 2 512 sticks of what is in my sig. I wanna get another 1gb(2x512) eventually. but was thinking of selling this gb and buying a 2gb set (2X1gb)
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Idk about that one. I am not sure, but I believe haveing 4 ram is slower than having just 2 dual channel ram. But again, I am not sure...better get an experts opinion on it.
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the venice cores can handle 4 sticks of RAM in dual channel at DDR400. the older a64's couldn't and they defaulted to DDR333. You will however, have to switch to a 2T command rate instead of a 1T which will be a slight performance hit. Also, 4 sticks will impair your OC.

if you are willing to sell yours and/or have the money for 2x1gb that is definately the better option... but you'll be able to just add another 2x512 to your current setup as well.

if you go for 1gb sticks OCZ platinum pc4000 is the best, followed by g.skill pc3200 (light blue extreme)
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Definetly try to sell your current sticks, and look into a set of 2x1's. About $200 and you will get a good set.
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