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Old 03-13-2006, 07:15 PM   #11
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Default Re: (2 x 1gb) vs (4 x 512mb)

ahh but thats where you are wrong.
it costs $67 for a 2x512 dual channel kit on newegg with a cas of 2.5,
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145440

the cheapest 2x1gb that has a cas of 2.5 is $146... so it's a little bit less cost effective..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231047

my problem is, I wont have the cash needed to get the 2x1gb.. but I would for the 2x512.. (for temp use, planned on upping it to 4x512, but now that I see it would go ddr333... I don't really want to...)
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Old 03-13-2006, 07:18 PM   #12
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Oh, I see what you're saying. My bad. And sorry for the wrong information, I thought that it was cheaper. Oh well, go with whatever feels right . I don't really know.
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Old 03-13-2006, 07:50 PM   #13
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Go with the 4x512. The frequency may seem slower, but to compensate for this, you have every slot talkign to each other and transfering crap at a much higher rate. Frequency isn't everything, moving things however is. If you have the same amount of storage, which in your case is 1 gigabyte, and you can only move it across 2 sticks, you'll be slower as oppossed to moving it across four sticks.

Trust me, go with the 4x512, you'll definetly like it.
Hmmm... that sounds real good... do you know of any site that talks about this?
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When you use 4 sticks with AMD processors the memory has to run at a 2T command rate. While if you have 2 x 1gb it will run at 1T command rate. 1T is supposed to be faster then 2T. So the only time I would suggest getting 4 x 512mb is if you are going to be getting really good overclocking memory. If you arent overclocking then just stick with the 2 x 1gb. By the looks of how much you are spending I think that you should just get the 2 x 1gb.
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No no no! Dont go with the 4x512. Do you have any idea how hard that is going to be on the memory controller. I was told to ALWAYS get 1gb sticks when gettin into those amounts. Only 512 when your halfing it.
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Good point. I agree with The Amish Kid and ArrizX, they're both right.
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Go with the 4x512. The frequency may seem slower, but to compensate for this, you have every slot talkign to each other and transfering crap at a much higher rate. Frequency isn't everything, moving things however is. If you have the same amount of storage, which in your case is 1 gigabyte, and you can only move it across 2 sticks, you'll be slower as oppossed to moving it across four sticks.

Trust me, go with the 4x512, you'll definetly like it.
Could you give me a link or somthing to back this up? To me it sounds like you are just making crap up.
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Arhg... if I get the 2x1gb then I have to get a weaker video card..... right now i'm thinking the 7600GT.. but if I go 2x1gb over 2x512, then i'll have to get a 6600GT...
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Just wait til there's a sale or til you have money or both? I just bought 2x1 gb. I dunno anything about the specifics 4x512mb vs 2x 1gb

personally i prefer 2x 1gb.
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Even if you dont beleive me by it being hard on the memory controller (thanks to Alvino I learned), get the 2x1gb because, there is room to upgrade!
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