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Old 09-22-2006, 10:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question 1 Gig or 2 Gig?

Ok so im deciding on what to get for my computer. I know that I want to get mushkin memory but i dont know if I want to get the Redline XP2-8000 and only get 1 gig or get 2 gigs of the XP2-6400. I only have so much money and I dont know what would be better.


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6400 http://www.mushkin.com/doc/products/...ail.asp?id=350

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http://www.mushkin.com/doc/products/...ail.asp?id=360
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Uhm... are you sure your motherboard supports 1000Mhz DDR2? Not many boards on the market do (you'll probably need to overclock). Otherwise, go with the 800Mhz ram. As for 1GB or 2GB, you won't notice a lot of difference unless you do graphic design or stuff like that. So my advice would be to stick to 1GB for now, and upgrade later.
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Old 09-22-2006, 11:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I am getting an ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium/WiFi-AP
http://www.asus.com/products4.aspx?l...25&modelmenu=1

I am able to find the xp2-8000 for a cheaper price for 1 gig
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Old 09-22-2006, 11:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I would go with 2 gigs. Its good for gaming and upcoming games like Crysis will probably need it more.
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Old 09-22-2006, 11:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah, considering this is the "High Performance PC Forum" I'd say 2GB.

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Sorry that came off as sarcastic and it was unintentional. Most likely you are gaming, so 2GB is reccommended.

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I would go with the 2 gig at a slightly lower frequency as 2 gig of 800htz mem should outperform 1 gig of 1000htz mem since it is such a small difference in speed.
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Old 09-22-2006, 04:52 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Alright thanks for all the advice I'll go with the 2 gigs then
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Go with the 2 gig.

Even if the board doesn't support 1000MHz, it will give you more headroom if/when you overclock.
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