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Here's my current memory :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146351
timings : 2.5-3-3-8

I was looking for another gig when I found this :
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146051
timings : 2.5-3-3-7

Would 3 gigs be overkill? Would I loose my dual channel advantages? Would I have to raise my timings to 2.5-3-3-8 for the whole thing to work?

Would it be compatible??? I had a bad experience with some samsung pc3200 3-3-3-8 512 mb sticks... my current mushkin ain't liking cal 3 (first timing) and samsung wouldn't run at cal 2.5.... so basicly I had to get rid of it...
Would I have this kind of problem (considering it's all the same brand)?

Or would it just be wiser to sell the 512 mb sticks on ebay? Or would getting 2 other 512mb sticks would be better?

Plz guys... I really don't know what to do but I need to act soon regarding this so plz give me your help!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks in advance!
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What is your main activity on the computer?
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Looks good.

3Gbs, BF2 will LOVE you!

It will just Clock down and set the timing so all#gbs can run it.

BTW: Dual Chan has no advantages......

http://www.tcmagazine.info/articles....ge=1&pagenum=1

http://www.digit-life.com/articles2/...-1vs2channels/

So little Diffrance, more of an Eye candy....
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that 2 gb kit is pc2700 SLOW RAM.. Stay away from that..
    
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Looks good.

3Gbs, BF2 will LOVE you!

It will just Clock down and set the timing so all#gbs can run it.

BTW: Dual Chan has no advantages......
BF2 doesn't access over 2 gb of ram. Dual channel does have an advantage, it's just not that big in real world apps, but there is an advantage.
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Damnit! You're right! It's PC2700... thought it was 3200. Can you send me a link of the best performance/price ratio 2 gigs set memory available (pc3200 plz)? Under 160 plz.

Here's my mobo memory compatibility list : http://www.chaintechusa.com/download/list/V915P.pdf
BTW : Do you really think this list means something? Or is it just bs? Cause it really restrict my possibilities...

And it's mainly games such as F.E.A.R. and CoD2. BF2 ain't my type, really.
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What do you guys think about adding this instead?
Would it be compatible (considering the memory compatibility list I just posted).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440

or this one...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820220037

or maybe I could just get this one and sell the 512mb sticks on ebay?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231047
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post #8 of 8
I would go with the Patriot or the Corsair, even the value line from Corsair is good stuff, although buying some XMS from them wouldn't be a bad idea.


You would be better served with two 1GB sticks in Dual channel than to have 3 or 4 sticks of 512.


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Professionals who work with graphics and large documents could definitely use the boost in bandwidth, as they push wall-sized posters at print resolution around in Photoshop, or model entire cities in Maya, but most users will only notice small performance increases in a small number of applications.

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While some memory specific benchmarks, those designed to saturate bus bandwidth, demonstrated the Dual Channel system’s superiority, very few real-life applications took advantage of it, and some games even managed to perform better on the Single Channel setup.
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On the other hand, some of today’s cutting edge games are already pushing against the envelope pretty hard, straining the confines of hardware performance enough to justify the purchase of a Dual Channel memory setup to maintain optimum performance in the next six months to a year.

They can't seem to make up their minds huh?
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