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Old 10-14-2006, 08:42 PM   #1
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Default Would my Comupter Boot with 4x512 Ram?

Someone told me most AMD systems have alot of problems with 4 sticks of ram. I Already have 2x512 Corsair and was gonna pick up more,so would it work?

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Or would getting another gig stick be better, so then Id have 3 sticks?
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Old 10-14-2006, 08:48 PM   #2
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4x512 would cause the speeds to down clock to ddr333 on amd systems.. I think 2x1gb is the best way to go.
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Old 10-14-2006, 09:35 PM   #3
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Damn, now im really pissed I bought 2x512 Corsair a month back for my new system. I really woundlnt wanna sell it either cause then id be ramless until the 2x1gb comes in. Seeing as im only 16 I woulndt be able to buy it until I sold the 2x512. Hmmm, how much of a difference would I see if the speeds went down to ddr333
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Default Re: Would my Comupter Boot with 4x512 Ram?

Not much. YOur getting a extra GIG and loosing 77MHz of power. The GIG will more then make up for it.
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Old 10-15-2006, 09:14 AM   #5
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Default Re: Would my Comupter Boot with 4x512 Ram?

the 77mhz drop will show itself a lot on the pc. i get much lower benchmark scores when i go from 400 to 333, in games and general useage so imo its not worth the drop. Is that the same for all AMD systems? why is that, sounds weird lol.
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Old 10-15-2006, 11:10 AM   #6
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Default Re: Would my Comupter Boot with 4x512 Ram?

Does anyone know if thats the same for INtel systems?
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Old 10-15-2006, 01:15 PM   #7
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Default Re: Would my Comupter Boot with 4x512 Ram?

Wait, I have 2 x 512mb of DDR2 dual running at 800MHz .. I'm planning on getting another 2x 512mb and I'm running with AMD .. how will it affect it?
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Old 10-15-2006, 01:32 PM   #8
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Whoa there. I've benchmarked the 4 sticks of RAM. There's no troubles. Whoever told you this is wrong. You can use the 4 sticks of RAM together.
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Old 10-15-2006, 02:13 PM   #9
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Whoa there. I've benchmarked the 4 sticks of RAM. There's no troubles. Whoever told you this is wrong. You can use the 4 sticks of RAM together.
Ahh life-saver man.
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Default Re: Would my Comupter Boot with 4x512 Ram?

thought it sounded strange. why else wud they put 4 sockets in? thats good i have 2gb and id like to upgrade eventually to 4gb, so thats nice to know, thanx.
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