Memory Help - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > New Systems | Building and Buying
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-06-2006, 04:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 321
Default Memory Help

I have 2 512mb sticks of corsair twinx 2-2-2-5. If I want to get to 2 gig, would I be better off buying 2 more of these so I have 4 of the same stick, or should I get 2 -gb sticks? These are the only ones I can find that come at 2-2-2-5. So basically, will having 4 modules slow me down anyway, and therefore getting 2 slower sticks be more beneficial? Thank you.
__________________

waytoosmall is offline  
Old 03-06-2006, 04:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,992
Default

well if your mother board suports dual channle buying 2 x 1 gb sticks would be much better than 4 x 512
__________________

__________________



May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face, and may the winds of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars
Lord AnthraX is offline  
Old 03-06-2006, 04:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3,453
Send a message via AIM to FghtinIrshNvrDi Send a message via Yahoo to FghtinIrshNvrDi
Default

Depending on what your motherboard is, it's likely that adding 2 more sticks will downclock it all to PC2700 speeds. 2x1gb is always better than 4x512mb. If nothing else, the ram will have to run in 2T if you have 4 sticks.

Ryan
__________________

<b>I'm an unhyphenated American.</b>
System Specs:
Intel Q6600 @ 3200 1.4v
Abit IP35 Pro "The Snake"
2x2gb A-Data @ 800
Diamond HD 3870 512mb


Great FORD TRUCK resource: http://www.fordtruckfanatics.com
FghtinIrshNvrDi is offline  
Old 03-06-2006, 04:43 PM   #4 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 321
Default

Thanks for the quick reply, the board is an ASUS A8N-SLI deluxe that does support dual channel but it seems like I should just go ahead and get 2 slower 1gb sticks then try and clock them as best I can....
waytoosmall is offline  
Old 03-06-2006, 04:45 PM   #5 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,992
Default

whats your budget...I can help you out if you like...are you going to OC?
__________________



May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face, and may the winds of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars
Lord AnthraX is offline  
Old 03-06-2006, 04:54 PM   #6 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 321
Default

don't worry about budget, and I want to OC them.
waytoosmall is offline  
Old 03-06-2006, 05:01 PM   #7 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,992
Default

ok then, here is some excellent ram....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231032

little pricey but it OC great....and when I asked if you OC i ment your whole system...(cpu,gpu etc)
__________________



May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face, and may the winds of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars
Lord AnthraX is offline  
Old 03-06-2006, 05:10 PM   #8 (permalink)
Super Techie
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 321
Default

Thank you. I have ordered the pair you recommended. And yes, I will overclock the whole system. Do you have a screen name or e-mail I can ask more questions through. I will be overhauling a lot of my componants and want good advice.
waytoosmall is offline  
Old 03-06-2006, 05:14 PM   #9 (permalink)
Master Techie
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 2,992
Default

well Im not much of a guru when it comes to OC, but I know wich hardware OC great , like that ram you got....but you can ask Ryan...003 can help you too....he oc the crap out of his opteron...any yeah glad I helped
__________________

__________________



May the wind always be at your back and the sun upon your face, and may the winds of destiny carry you aloft to dance with the stars
Lord AnthraX is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:53 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.