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Old 05-01-2009, 06:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Performance difference between two 2GB DD2 and four 1GB DDR2?

Is there a noticeable performance difference between using two sticks of 2GB DDR2 800 vs. four sticks of 1GB DDR2 800. The price is the same +-$5 or 10(total).

I play some games here and there but anymore it's mostly an internet surfing, movie watching, music playing, data storing machine.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-01-2009, 01:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Performance difference between two 2GB DD2 and four 1GB DDR2?

From what I understand, dual channel (which is what I assume you are talking about) was meant to keep the RAM from bottlenecking the processor. In theory it would allow your processor to run faster, but in practice there hasn't actually been a big difference. Don't take my word for it though, this was what I figured out through like an hour of research months ago.

If you aren't talking about duel channel memory, then no, there is no performance difference. I would prefer the 2gb, simply for the space efficiency.
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Default Re: Performance difference between two 2GB DD2 and four 1GB DDR2?

you should be fine with what ever you choose.

for your needs, you will not "see" the difference between 2 gigs and 4 nevertheless 4x1 and 2x2.

but since ddr2 is so cheap now, you may as well go ahead and get 4gigs. (2x2 or 4x1)
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Default Re: Performance difference between two 2GB DD2 and four 1GB DDR2?

It looks like your motherboard supports DDR not DDR2.

For what you do I would save my self some cash. Cheapest DDR 2GB on Newegg. DDR 400 Cas3.-

Newegg.com - WINTEC 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Note- DDR costs more per GB than DDR2.
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Good eye TheOtis.
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