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Right now I have 2 sticks of PC2700 512 RAM 166MHz, and I think I can do better. I'm trying not to spend over 150 but I'm flexible

My mobo supports DDR400/333/266
 

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Cheap, but reliable


Right now I have 2 sticks of PC2700 512 RAM 166MHz, and I think I can do better. I'm trying not to spend over 150 but I'm flexible

My mobo supports DDR400/333/266
You can definately do better, PC2700 isn't worth a crap when it comes down to overclocking....

In the price range you are looking at, the PQI Turbo series memory isn't bad, and probably the best for the money. It doesn't have the tightest timing around, but it's a start. You really need to spend $200 + if you want a gig of some of the super good overclockable ram.

$134.99 after rebate.
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...141-152&depa=1
 

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Yeah, 2x512MB means two individual modules of 512MB, 1x1024 is one module with 1024MB. 512MB modules overclock better and have better latencies so it's best to stick with them unless you need like 3GB of memory (and no one except graphics designers and servers do).
 

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Is there a difference between 2x512 or 1x1024?
Yeah, huge difference. You want to utilize both sockets to run in a dual channel mode. Also the larger the memory population on one stick the slower it's going to run, which in turn means the less it can be overclocked.

Definately go the 2 x 512 route.
 

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How do I know if my mobo supports dual channel RAM?

It should say in the manual... How many dimm slots do you have? 3 or 4?
 

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It should say in the manual... How many dimm slots do you have? 3 or 4?

It only has 2 DIMM slots
 

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It only has 2 DIMM slots
OIC! Check the manual, it may support dual channel, it may not. 2 dimm slots can be misleading
 
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