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Old 01-22-2008, 08:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 4x1gb or 2x2gb

Should I buy two of these:
Newegg.com - CORSAIR XMS2 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

or one of these?
Newegg.com - Patriot Extreme Performance 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail

Is it any better to get two or four?

Torvalds was contemptuous of Microsoft's claims and has asked Redmond to name the patent infringements so that their veracity can be challenged and workarounds found.
"Naming them would either make it clear that Linux is not infringing at all (which is quite possible, especially if the patents are bad), or would make it possible to avoid infringing by coding around whatever silly thing they claim,"

"So the whole 'We have a list and we're not telling you' should tell you something. Don't you think that if Microsoft actually had some really foolproof patent, they'd just tell us and go, 'nyaah, nyaah, nyaah!'?"

whole story here: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/21...-microsoft-put
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Old 01-22-2008, 09:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 4x1gb or 2x2gb

If you're looking to get more than 4GB, then 2 x 2 is the choice. But when are you going to need more than 4GB? It's going to be a long long time, unless you do more than heavy editing work.

If you're going 4 x 1, then I would definitely suggest Ballistix over XMS2:
Newegg.com - Crucial Ballistix 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail


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