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Old 06-29-2008, 04:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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OK, I am going to be building a new computer with an ASUS mobo that can use up to DDR2 1200. Before I changed to that mobo, I had 2x 2GB of DDR2 800 picked out. I can't get 2x 2GB sticks of DDR2 1200 from this site. Plus, even 2 stick of 1 GB 1200 is expensive. I do a lot of Video editing with Sony Vegas 8, and a little bit of gaming.

Should I go with the faster RAM or more RAM?

I also thought I might be able to OC the 800?

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Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

Go with 4GB of that, its cheap, its good.
Only as long as your on 64bit Vista, if not, get 2GB.

Such as...
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory


Usually the case isn't always more ram is better, seeing as no one really uses the full 4GB of ram(From my experience).

If your running XP, go with 2GB. Vista 64, go with 4gb of ram.
Vista64bit will allow you to use the full 4GB of ram were as XP will allow you a max of like 2GB.
If you do go with the 2GB, OC it to like 1100.

I'm not to experienced, so if anyone see's something I said that is wrong, please correct me. :freak:
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Default Re: RAM: Bigger or Faster?

4gb + 64bit OS for sure.

These are great for the price
Newegg.com - OCZ ReaperX HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1000 (PC2 8000) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
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Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory
Newegg.com - G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Desktop Memory

4gb and 64bit OS if you want to see all 4gb
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