OK, I understand what you are saying,
but why do some people/sites, such as Legit Reviews - $185 Gaming CPU's: AMD 5600+ Versus Intel E6300 - AMD Versus Intel at the $185 Price Point
run 4G of high performance RAM for testing, even with XP?
Many people seem to run 4G. Are they all wrong?
Reading my sig says OCZ, I started with XMS2 2x1G PC-6400C4.
It bit the dust, both sticks. Had to go to the local shop to get mem to keep running while wating for RMA.
Corsair is sending me new ones and I have been thinking of putting them in along side the OCZ and see what happens.