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Old 04-11-2008, 09:28 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Can someone post a link to the cheapest yet best performance DDR2-800 2 GB memory stick that goes with this MoBo?
Newegg.com - MSI P6N SLI Platinum LGA 775 NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI ATX Intel Motherboard - Intel Motherboards

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Wait, you want one stick or two 1gb?
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Wait, you want one stick or two 1gb?
one stick of 2G
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Here you go: Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Why not get 2 sticks of 1g?
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THANKS FOR THE LINK peter!

Well.. I'm still not sure if I'll go 4GB or 2GB

So this way I can just grab one stick of 2G now and will just have to add another 2G instead of having to buy 3 1GB later?

Also two 1GB of these:
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

would end up costing $50, instead of the 42.99

Why? Should I go 1GB instead?


Related question is that MoBo compatible with DDR3?
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Nope, it says it right there: DDR2 800.
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Nope, it says it right there: DDR2 800.
yeah

The different colors on the memory slots made me think for a second that maybe it was compatible and all the MoBo with 4 slots that I saw lately were DDR2 and DDR3 compatible. Heh confused for a moment.


Oh well I like that MoBo alot anyway...
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I would get two for dual channel
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I would get two for dual channel
Hmm.. what?

two 2GB? or two 1GB?

and .. dual channel?

heh check this out:
If someone buys 1 stick of a 2GB DDR2 800 by GSKILL it cost 42.99. If you want 4GB, it would then cost you $85.98, right?

Ok and now if you buy 4GB in one go
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

It cost $105!... ermm.. ok so what's the logic here? aren't those the same sticks?

EDIT: Hmm I see that there's a difference in the timing and the voltage but I'm not sure it makes such a big difference in actuallity, or does it?
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The sticks are pairs. Which means they are designed to work together, resulting in better performance. Buying two single sticks might not give as much performance as buying a twin set.
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