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I got 80$ and am going to buy some ram for my pc tomorrow from this store.http://www.microbytes.com/computer/o...page=1&sort=5a Which is a solid bet? The RAM I have now is 1x256pc2700 and 1x256pc3200 and my timings are 2.5,3,3,8,1T. I suppose I am limited to 512mb and was wondering if 2x256 for dual channel outperforms 1x512. Any ideas?

Oh yeah, the max OC for my current combination of RAM is 216mhz (eff: 432) and it is not dual channel because they aren't the same.
 
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one stick will out perform two, even in dual channel
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nice, thanks!
 
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post #4 of 10
For 2x256, you can't do any better than these timings. patriot ram.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820211141

I would go for that ram. 1 gb really cheap plus that company has a good reputation and from all the reviews I have read its pretty good at overclocking. So my vote goes to that.
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Oh sorry I didn't realize the search was confined to that store. I don't know if Newegg will ship to Canada sorry.
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post #7 of 10
Newegg does not ship to canada. Also, check out www.zipzoomfly.com I think they ship to cannuck land, and they have real cheap g.skill ram. Very good quality for a 1 gig stick.
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post #8 of 10
If your gonna get 2x Sticks and value, get these..
http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...&Sku=TC3A-3000

2 of these will have 1 gig under 80bucks Canadian. have fun bro! =)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rabidgnome229
one stick will out perform two, even in dual channel
REALLY? I always thought it was the other way around

and not only that, (post above) but two of those is like 60$ CAD
    
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Oh man, I just finished playing Oblivion with the new 512mb stick I bought and MAN does 1gig make a HUGE difference! My pc is faster, there are hardly any noticeable HD reads during gameplay making the gaming experience SO much better and so seamless! Why oh why didn't I do this before... I can't believe I suffered through 512mb needlessly for so long when it's so cheap yet so critical to seamless system performance!

So now I have 1x256dr333, 1x256ddr400, 1x512ddr400. I was able to get timings at 2.5,3,3,7 and ddr420 for the combination of the three. Not bad eh? Oh man, now I have to figure out whetehr or not I am gonna sleep tonight or play games baby! Mmmm, sleep sounds good.
 
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