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Old 03-06-2006, 05:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking to upgrade my RAM and I'm wondering about RAM Timing. I currently have 512mb and an Athlon 64 3700+ and I plan to do a lot of gaming. Would it be better for me to get 1G of 2-2-2-5 RAM, or 2G of Cheaper, slower RAM? Thanks.

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Old 03-06-2006, 06:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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the games of the future(and some now) require 2 gigs of ram, especially if u want high resolutions all maxed out. if u arent gonna overclock just get 2 gigs of value ram and make sure u dont get 4*512.
the performance difference in ram timings is not really noticable at all and is just so benchmark gurus can get better scores.

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Old 03-06-2006, 06:26 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Dude, just get 2GB of high speed memory...
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Old 03-06-2006, 08:31 PM   #4 (permalink)
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It depends. If you are using something that doesn't use 2GB of RAM get 1GB. If you get close to 2GB, use 2GB.

The faster RAM will always beat a larger amount of RAM if it never exceeds the amount of RAM the faster RAM has.
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