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what better to get 1x1gb stick or 2x512mb sticks???
for the same price???
post #2 of 12
Two 512MB sticks for dual channel.

2%-10% performance difference.
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post #3 of 12
For all I know, 1x1gb runs in dual channel...
It depends... Do you plan on getting another matching stick of the RAM, or not? If not, go with the 2x512, because 512 sticks usually have much better timings at stock.
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2X512. youll get a little more performance, lower latency and tighter timings
    
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post #5 of 12
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yeah im getting this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141185
first i wanted g,skill for a little less but it was 553 and losser timings so pepole said tjose are good
are they good?
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Yea. PQI is pretty good.
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post #7 of 12
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im getting it with my new mobo
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131534
gonna come today or tommoro(both of them)
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post #9 of 12
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the consair is too expensive will i be able to overclock with the pqi
???
post #10 of 12
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2X512. youll get a little more performance, lower latency and tighter timings
Survey says..........: "wrong"! that does not apply to DDR2.

4-4-4-12 x1GB Kit.

4-4-4-12 x2GB Kit.

Personally I think it'd be better to get the 2GB Kit, that way you can disable the "page file" a.k.a. Virtual Memory and make the computer run a little faster and for what I can see, some games take advantage of a system running on a 2GB kit.
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