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Old 08-11-2005, 08:45 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am just about to build a new PC (as some of you already know) and I am wondering whether to keep the 1Gb of G Skill RAM or go for a different company and buy 2Gb of RAM. I think the main contributing factor is that I am not going to be overclocking my PC.

So my main question is; will the G Skill 1Gb of RAM perform just the same as a 2Gb RAM (say from Corsair or Kingston) without overclocking it?
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Old 08-11-2005, 09:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Since you have a powerful CPU< you might benefit from 2 gigs. Ull need it in games like BF2 and FEAR
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only if the apps you use take advantage of more memory over memory speed. G.Skill 2x512 with Samsung TCCD's will get higher speed than any 2GB set.
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He's not overclocking, the memory will be at the same stock speed, you can get other memory at the same timings, and that means same peformance.

It is nice to have 2 gig in some games like FEAR and BF2.

Their are only a few 1 gig sticks out their, OCZ and Crucial Ballistix are what comes to mind, and these sticks had tight timings too
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So what your saying is, if I'm not overclocking I should go for 2Gb? And if so, I should go with either OCZ or Crucial Ballistix.

What if I chose a company like Kingston, or Corsair? Are they any different to OCZ or Crucial Ballistix?

Thanks very much!!
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