RAM on Intel 975x motherboard

Hi all. This is my first post at TomsHardware. The site is amazing....helped me a lot with my upcoming first home build. Anyway, I'll get right to the question.

I'm just purchased an Intel 975x motherboard. With this motherboard and chipset am I better off with 4 x 512MB DDR2 or 2 x 1GB DDR2? I do not plan on overclocking. I noticed other posts on this question, but not relating to the Intel 975x motherboard. Thanks!
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  1. Its usually always better to just to use 2x1Gig configurations regardless of MB. Having more hardware on the board takes up more resources and generally will give you smoother performance. I have a 975x board as well which I just got and am planning on using the 2x1 config for it.
  2. Definitely 2x1GB. You probably can't run 4x512MB at 1T command rate, which does make a performance difference.

  3. Thanks for the input. I went with 2x1GB setup. And I just got the mobo so I'm looking forward to trying it out. Could you just quickly explain what 1T command rate is? I'm not that familiar with RAM terminology.
  4. I don't believe it does ..
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