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Was thinknig of 4GB of memory.
donkeyruler 
18/8/08 9:11:54 PM
Primarch

Hey, I was planning to grab an extra 2gb of ram to go to VISTA.

This ram : http://www.scorptec.com.au/product/28396

The person at the store said that if i was to go to 4gb of ram i should use 2x2gb sticks rather than 4x1gb sticks, because it can mess up the memory controller or something. Why is this? i feel like i wasted my money on the 2gb i'm using :S

I've been reading through forums of people wondering whether they should use 4x1 or 2x2 but no-one has made any good responses :S

any help would be cool, thanks




Edited by donkeyruler: 18/8/2008 10:04:04 PM

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weslem27 
18/8/08 11:56:09 PM
Journeyman

People can rant and rave about which is best, but at the end of the day you will not notice the performance difference.

Personally i would go for the 2x2 as it leaves another 2 slots free :D

Quote by eckythump
...it's usually recommended that you opt for 2x2gb rather than 4x1. It stresses the chipset less.




Edited by weslem27: 18/8/2008 11:59:13 PM

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eckythump 
19/8/08 12:01:23 AM
Overlord

It's not so much 4 sticks of RAM that can cause issues, it's more 4 sticks of overclocked/high-end RAM that can cause issues. Why? I'm not really sure. But it's well known among overclockers that you can usually push 2 sticks further than 4. Stresses the chipset less.

And that RAM is a waste of money. It will give you a piddling performance increase in real-world usage. Someone could sneak in and swap it for standard DDR2-800 and you wouldn't notice the performance change.

$85 will get you 4GB of DDR2-800, 2x2GB sticks. That's what you should get. :)

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donkeyruler 
19/8/08 12:29:15 AM
Primarch

Quote by eckythump
It's not so much 4 sticks of RAM that can cause issues, it's more 4 sticks of overclocked/high-end RAM that can cause issues. Why? I'm not really sure. But it's well known among overclockers that you can usually push 2 sticks further than 4. Stresses the chipset less.

And that RAM is a waste of money. It will give you a piddling performance increase in real-world usage. Someone could sneak in and swap it for standard DDR2-800 and you wouldn't notice the performance change.

$85 will get you 4GB of DDR2-800, 2x2GB sticks. That's what you should get. :)



Oh so i wont notice the difference?
awesome, im not worried about room as 2gb would be fine for me so 4gb is plenty, and i will get the extra 2x1gb sticks as i aready have another two in my pc atm, and no i wont be overclocking it. cheers for the help guys, i was peeing myself.

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