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2GB and 2x2GB RAM Kits

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  • DDR2
  • SDRAM
  • Desktops
  • Dual Channel
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February 21, 2007 7:55:02 PM

I was surfing NewEgg and I saw some interesting stuff; 2GB sticks of DDR2 and some 4GB (2x2GB) kits. I was wondering if it's actually worth it...


2GB Stick:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...
G.SKILL 2GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Desktop Memory Model F2-5300CL5S-2GBMQ - Retail
$189.99 for the stick, $95/gigabyte

4GB Kits:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...
G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-5300CL5D-4GBMQ - Retail
$369.99 for the kit, $185 for a stick, $92.50/gigabyte

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...
GeIL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model GX24GB5300LDC - Retail
$399.99 for the kit, $200 for a stick, $100/gigabyte

and honourable mention for DDR2 800

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...
G.SKILL 4GB(2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model F2-6400CL6D-4GBMQ - Retail
$409.99 for the kit, $205 for a stick, $102.50/gigabyte


Worth it or not? I'm thinking it is.

More about : 2gb 2x2gb ram kits

February 22, 2007 5:13:39 AM

Sure, as long as you're running a 64-bit OS so you don't get stuck with the ~3GB RAM limit of a 32-bit OS.
February 22, 2007 4:56:36 PM

I'm still leaning toward saving a little money with a dual-channel kit... I don't think I'll use more then 2GB for now...

They'll probably drop in price soon; 256mb is pretty much phased out for much of the market (save, Dell and other low-end manufacturers).

I think I'll wait it out for now; the motherboard I am looking at supports a maximum of 8GB over 4 DIMMs... not like I have the money to max out the board ($800)...
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