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Old 02-23-2006, 12:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Right now I have two sticks of 512Mb(1Gb) running in Dual Channel. I want to upgrade to 2GB. Is it better to buy two sticks of 1Gb or should I save the money and just go with two more 512Mb sticks? What are your thoughts?

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Old 02-23-2006, 01:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would suggest you just get 2 more sticks of 512. No point on wasting more money.

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Old 02-23-2006, 02:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Just make sure that all 4 sticks are of the same make and speed, or you will have issues that will be hard to track down.
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Old 02-23-2006, 02:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If your motherboard lets you do dual channel with 4 sticks then go with the 2 X 512.

What kind of RAM do you have? What speed/brand?
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Old 02-23-2006, 02:27 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Here's what I got:

It came with the computer when I bought it.
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Old 02-23-2006, 12:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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So would it be fine just to get 2x512Mb with the same timings? Here's what I saw @ newegg:

Kingston ValueRAM

or this:

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Old 02-23-2006, 12:18 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I would get the Kingston. It's cheaper and it's going to perform just the same as the XMS.

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Old 02-23-2006, 05:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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if you wanted you could get some corsair value ram...

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Old 02-23-2006, 05:50 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Umm no you would want memory with timings 3-3-3-8, the first timings are if your operating at 166mhz (333mhz effective). Currently his computer is running his memory at 200mhz (400mhz effective).

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