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2 or 4 G???

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Ok, this may sound silly, but i'll ask anyway...

Should i stick with 2 or go for 4G???

I just got 2 x 1GB OCZ platinum Mem PC3200 rated 2-3-2-5 at 200Mhz
but now i am siting on my old memory, PNY PC3200 2x1Gb 3-4-4-8 at 200Mhz

If i use all 4 stick, i figure it will run at the slower speed, but how about overclockability?
And what about Gaming performance? should i see an improvement?

Your toughts are appreciated.
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Originally Posted by cmiani
Ok, this may sound silly, but i'll ask anyway...

Should i stick with 2 or go for 4G???

I just got 2 x 1GB OCZ platinum Mem PC3200 rated 2-3-2-5 at 200Mhz
but now i am siting on my old memory, PNY PC3200 2x1Gb 3-4-4-8 at 200Mhz

If i use all 4 stick, i figure it will run at the slower speed, but how about overclockability?
And what about Gaming performance? should i see an improvement?

Your toughts are appreciated.
Stick with 2 gb. I don't know of a single game that can fully max out 2 gb of ram. (BF2 comes close) If you do decide to use 4 gb of ram, you're going to lose your 1T CPC and your motherboard might even drop the frequency down to 333. There's just no benefit to using more than 2 gb unless you're doing some hardcore encoding with a program that will access more than 2 gb of ram. Also, don't forget that you have to tweak Windows to even use that extra ram.
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Only Use 4gig of ram if you dont overclock and your using XP 64bit. Otherwise, its a waste of cash and RAM.
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Anything more than 2 sticks is not good for OCing.
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agreed. 2gb.
4gb is unnecessary..
plus with 4 sticks it'll run it at 2t, meaning slower.
depends on the app, but 25% decrease in speed in some apps has occurred before.

btw just upgraded to 2gb and it runs SO smooth, finally no lagging in ANY games, and i can run other processes, not to mention turn the quality in quake 4 SKY HIGH! (ultra qual. lol its so nice)
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GOT IT.....

the PONY has to find a new livery....

thx for the input
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Originally Posted by cmiani
GOT IT.....

the PONY has to find a new livery....

thx for the input
    
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