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Old 05-12-2005, 08:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Whats the difference between 4x 512mb and 2x 1gig of ram?
Is the 2x 1gig sticks of ram faster? The 512mb and the 1 gig sticks would all be the same brand. Thanks

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Old 05-12-2005, 08:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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they both = 2 gigs of ram, if you can afford it, go for two 1 gig sticks, it will give you room to add two more down the line

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Old 05-12-2005, 08:51 PM   #3 (permalink)
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there's no need for more than 1 gig of ram unless you are doing heavy tasking

a game takes up at most like half a gig; that's about the highest you're going to get

along with the other processes, all you need is a gig to run everything smoothly

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Old 05-12-2005, 08:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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ok good to know thanks
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Old 05-12-2005, 08:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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2x 1 gig will be faster

But their's no current reason to have more than 1, but with value ram prices, it's not a bad idea
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Old 05-12-2005, 08:58 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yes, but smaller memory sized memory will have tighter timings and overclock better. 512MB will have lower latency than 1GB, just like 256MB will have lower latency than 512MB etc.

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