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Old 03-21-2006, 02:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, im in a daze of wheter to buy OCZ Platinum Series 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) System Memory or OCZ Enhanced Latency 1GB (2 x 512MB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory

they both have the same timing of 2-3-2-5

i'd like to know what the diffrence is b/c i dont see a diffrence really. i also have a crucial ballistix 512. i wash wondering if the crucial would go with the dual channel or single stick?

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Old 03-21-2006, 03:24 AM   #2 (permalink)
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enhanced latency isn't actually a series of ram from OCZ it is kind of like a model. they make OCZ Gold EL (enhanced latency) and OCZ Platinum EL etc. so i would assume you are talking about platinum still in which case you might be looking at the same ram

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Old 03-21-2006, 06:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well dual channel will run your ram faster than single channel, but it uses 2 slots, which will make future upgrades more difficult.
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If you dont plan to upgrade your memory for a while, get the 2x512. If you plan to buy another 1gig stick sometime in the near future, get the 1gig stick
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Old 03-23-2006, 02:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Get the 2x 512MB. Why would you waste your money on good ram to run it in single channel?
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Old 03-23-2006, 04:20 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You could buy the same Crucial stick to run dual channel.
If u want to purchase OCZ RAM then choose one with low latency if possble ( assume that u r not OCing ). If u are OCing, go with the RAM with more FSB speed.
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Old 03-24-2006, 09:54 AM   #7 (permalink)

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go for dual-channel low latency. theres a huge diff in speed than 1GB stick


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