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  • 46% (13)
    Go for it, get 4x1GB sticks!
  • 46% (13)
    Just get 2x1GB sticks of this RAM
  • 7% (2)
    Screw that, get 2x512 more of Corsair Valueselect DDR2 533 (what i already have)
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post #21 of 31
Thread Starter 
Why are you trying to tell me that DDR is still better than DDR2 for AMD systems? I have an Intel CPU and I already have DDR2 memory, Im just looking to kill 3 birds with 1 shotgun by getting 4 times the memory, upping from 533MHz to 667MHz and also ending up with somewhat tighter timings as well.
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post #22 of 31
Going up to 667 Mhz memory will not necessarely have any benefit. Unless you FSB is at a high enough speed you may not fully utalize DDR2-533. (800Mhz FSB uses 400Mhz memory). The 667 will be good for a new Conroe build though.
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post #23 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Remonster
Why are you trying to tell me that DDR is still better than DDR2 for AMD systems? I have an Intel CPU and I already have DDR2 memory, Im just looking to kill 3 birds with 1 shotgun by getting 4 times the memory, upping from 533MHz to 667MHz and also ending up with somewhat tighter timings as well.
I did not say that DDR is better than DDR2 in AMD systems. What I said was that the benefit is more pronounced in Intel systems than it will be in AMD systems. You will benefit more with an Intel system than an AMD system and you will achieve a higher ram speed with DDR2 over DDR. Now that being said, it is my view that you will not achieve "Great Benefit" from DDR2 over DDR and that a 1GB --> 4GB move could well slow your reads down and also your overclock over a 1GB --> 2GB move.

All in all, it is your choice, your system and you don't have to accept anything I say anyway. The bottom line is you can do what you want to do.

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post #24 of 31
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pauldovi, you mean 400MHz uses 800MHz memory and also my current computer cannot use DDR2 667 or even 533 without putting it on a heavy divider, my highest stable overclock is 250FSB (CPU limited) and even if I were to get it up to 4GHz that would be 266FSB (15x CPU multiplier) so that would finally use DDR2 533 but I figure if Im getting 4GB of RAM I may as well make it last me to my next rig (AMD Windsor or Orleans (Socket AM2) or Intel Conroe, haven't decided though Im leaning heavily towards Intel cuz I love Intel)

Sorry Ropey, I misunderstood you I guess and I certainly welcome and appreciate your opinion, thats the whole reason I posted this. How dumb would it be of me to post my question and then shut out all criticism? LOL!
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post #25 of 31
It's all good and in the final analysis you will choose what is best for you.
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post #26 of 31
If your going to spend that much money on ram, Get the best there is so your future overclocks all you do is just pop in the old ram and crank it up!
    
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post #27 of 31
From what I hear that G.Skill RAM IS the best there is.
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post #28 of 31
I don't care if you DO have a use for 4gb. Windows XP can only see 3 as everyone I've heard has told me...

But, if you know otherwise, more power to you. Go for it!
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post #29 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sideburns
I don't care if you DO have a use for 4gb. Windows XP can only see 3 as everyone I've heard has told me...

But, if you know otherwise, more power to you. Go for it!
Also, my motherboard supports 4GB of memory (as with most mobos). But if you have a highend GFX (256mb or more), then the motherboard only supports 3GB. I am not sure if this is common among all motherboard?
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post #30 of 31
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My mobo supports 16GB but that's besides the point, and I was also aware of Windows only recognizing 3GB and didn't care (lol) but now I decided to get 2 1GB sticks of OCZ Gold...don't ask me why as I couldn't tell you in any logical manner sadly.
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