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Old 03-15-2006, 12:14 PM   #1
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Trying to figure out which memory I should use for my system.

This is what the manual says my motherboard "can" use:




What would give me the best performance? And should I use registered or unregistered memory? Or does it matter?
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Old 03-15-2006, 12:15 PM   #2
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I was thinking about getting 4 of these -----> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820134008
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Old 03-15-2006, 04:30 PM   #3
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141308

its better if you get two packs of this ram because there are dual channel ram with will run better because they are tested to run at the same Cas Latency
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Old 03-16-2006, 06:43 PM   #4
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Its the same Cas Latency from what NewEgg.com says.
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What you put is fine. The only difference between what parsons put and what you have is that his is a pack of 2
Here's what I would suggest
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227063
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what about these? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141233 I'm trying to go to 4G of ram so I want to save some money.
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That memory is also pretty good. Do you plan on overclocking though? If you do I would stay away from the PQI stuff. If you arent then that memory is fine.
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what about these? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141233 I'm trying to go to 4G of ram so I want to save some money.
why 4 gigs?

...just wondering...
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The question is why not.................. LOL I dont know, I just want it I guess. I'm like a little kid when it comes to computers. Oh I forgot to ask, with any of the above Memory, will I have to mess with the BIOS Settings or anything else? I want a ram I can just stick in and not have to worry about anything.
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The question is why not.................. LOL I dont know, I just want it I guess. I'm like a little kid when it comes to computers. Oh I forgot to ask, with any of the above Memory, will I have to mess with the BIOS Settings or anything else? I want a ram I can just stick in and not have to worry about anything.
The PQI memory shouldnt give you any problems. As long as the SPD(the thing that tells the BIOS the settings) is right then you should be fine. If it isnt its not hard to change at all.
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what would I have to do in the BIOS if it doesnt work?
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Windows will only see 3GB by the way.
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Good thing thats what I ordered last night. LOL Guess I went with my gut....................
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3gb? pointless if u ask me, 2gb is a decent amount these days, anymore than that and it just doesnt get used, and did u order dual channel or just regular ram because if u order dual channel ude see a noticeably performance difference
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Key phrase is "These Days". I want something that's going to help in the future too. How do you know what I have now? Don't think its fair to say anything about how the performance will be noticeable unless you know what I have buddy. LOL I'm sure it will be faster.
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BTW when I get them in does it matter what order they go in? I ordered (3) 1 Gig's.

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Key phrase is "These Days". I want something that's going to help in the future too. How do you know what I have now? Don't think its fair to say anything about how the performance will be noticeable unless you know what I have buddy. LOL I'm sure it will be faster.
it will be faster yes but buying 3gbs to make it "help in the future" wont do anything because by the time that u actually need 3gbs the rest of your comp will be useless and u will need to completely upgrade anyway, and u didnt answer my question, did u buy dual channel memory? if u didnt then i say u just wasted your money since the motherboard u posted a pic of supports dual channel and dual channel is twice as fast...
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it will be faster yes but buying 3gbs to make it "help in the future" wont do anything because by the time that u actually need 3gbs the rest of your comp will be useless and u will need to completely upgrade anyway, and u didnt answer my question, did u buy dual channel memory? if u didnt then i say u just wasted your money since the motherboard u posted a pic of supports dual channel and dual channel is twice as fast...
Well the memory he posted wasnt a dual channel so Im guessing that no it isnt. It shouldnt matter though because uts the same brand and model. Although with 3gb's he willn't even need to run dual channel.

It shouldnt matter what slots you put them in though to answer your question.
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you don't need 4 gb of ram unless you are doing hardcore video rendering with your pc. you won't see performace gains with anything over 2 gb for normal use, or even gaming. personally I think 1 gb is plenty.
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Thats exactly what I'm doing. I do alot of video editing. No gaming at all. Thats what I have my Xbox360 for. :-) And I went with 3G instead of 4. LOL Thanks Kid for all the advice.
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