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4*512 or 2*1024?

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Hi guys!
I wondering the following: I will be building a new coputer soon and am wondering if I should get 4*512 or 2*1024 MB memory DDR2? Will it make any difference? Planning on going with PC4200 DDR2 sticks with my Intel Pentium 4, 530.
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post #2 of 8
2x1024 should let you overclock a little bit higher and allow for more room to upgrade to 4x1024 for when Vista comes around, you're gonna need it
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post #3 of 8
You defiantly want to go with 2x1024. As Remonster pointed out it's better for overclocking now and for upgrading later.
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post #4 of 8
Get the 2x 1024 as it will give you room to upgrade
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post #5 of 8
2 x 1024 will be better, puts less load on the memory controller, makes for higher overclocks and more upgradability.
post #6 of 8
Fill your system specs in the User CP. If you run AMD, get 2 1024s. If you get 4 512s, it will bog down your memory controller. I am not sure about Intell, just get 2 1024s just because it will be easier to upgrade.
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Originally Posted by myComputerSucksMore()
Fill your system specs in the User CP. If you run AMD, get 2 1024s. If you get 4 512s, it will bog down your memory controller. I am not sure about Intell, just get 2 1024s just because it will be easier to upgrade.
DDR 2 is only available for Intel buddy.
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Originally Posted by mycomputersucks
DDR 2 is only available for Intel buddy.
He was obviously talking about normal ddr. Anyway i would get 2x1gb sticks, or even 1 2gb stick so you can eventually upgrade to 8gb .
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