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Have 2 gigs of ram want to get 4 gigs since ram is cheap which one??

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September 23, 2007 9:50:11 AM

I have already 2 gigs of ram. I dont know too much about ram but currently i have these

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1682...

I want to get 2 more gigs but dont no if i need to get the same type or if u can mix and match. Cause i can prolly sell these and get 4 gigs for like 100 dollars vs getting another 2 gigs for 139. What do u guys suggest i do with my current set up and my current OC. If i buy different ram or more ram will my OC differ? I juss want to take advantage of the ram prices since they are really low right now.
a b } Memory
September 23, 2007 11:03:43 AM

link doesnt work , however i recommend getting the exactly same brand and exactly the same model of the RAM that u already have
September 23, 2007 12:45:20 PM

depends on your mother board as well. But at least try to get the same voltage and latency.

i got 2 gigs of Crucial and 2 gigs of Patriot mixed in dual channel, on an Abit IP35Pro.
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September 23, 2007 12:48:53 PM

1. Check if your MoBo supports 4 Gb.
2. Same brand, type, speed.
September 23, 2007 7:06:46 PM

Sorry link works now and here is a list of my whole setup

Gigabyte DS3
E6300 @3.4 stock volts
Corsair XMS-2 2 gig pc2 8500
EVGA 8800GTX
Sound Blaster X-fi fatality fps
Seagate 120 gig HD
Lg dvd-rw
antec smart power 500 watt PSU

http://www.heatware.com/eval.php?id=49262

And also should i get 2x2 gigs or 4x1 gigs

i am still on xp but goin to vista very soon.
a b } Memory
September 23, 2007 7:15:19 PM

well both 2x2gb and 4x1gb are good , but 2x2gb will have better upgrade options ( u can upgrade to 8gb later without removing any or your rams )

btw stick with xp or at least have xp with vista, better gaming performance is one of the advantages of it
September 23, 2007 7:19:26 PM

Maziar said:
well both 2x2gb and 4x1gb are good , but 2x2gb will have better upgrade options ( u can upgrade to 8gb later without removing any or your rams )

btw stick with xp or at least have xp with vista, better gaming performance is one of the advantages of it



Do u have 2x2 or 4x1?? also do u think i should buy another pair of the ram i have or sell it and buy a 2x2 or a differnet cheaper set but still good of 4x1
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September 23, 2007 7:31:24 PM

well i have 4x1GB ram and i love them , well many programs/games need 1-2gb ram to run smoothly and i have 4GB , so it will take some time for me to upgrade to 8GB,

for your case , i didnt look @ the link before , but now i saw it , u have a solid RAM , DDR2 1066 with good timings and good voltage , so i would recommend u to get another 2gb (2x1gb) and have 4x1gb , but if u want to have 8GB very soon (which i wont think will be necessary) go and sell your rams and get 2x2gb
September 23, 2007 8:41:41 PM

if you mix and match you will have to run with he lowest frequencies and the highest timings of the two.
September 23, 2007 9:14:32 PM

Get the same RAM
September 24, 2007 1:09:37 AM

If i sell my current ram and get a good ddr 800 which one should i get?? and how much will my oc be effected. cause some places u can get 2 gig ddr 800 for 50 dollars. i dont want to spend 160 for the same ram i have.
a b } Memory
September 24, 2007 2:13:47 AM

You can get 2GB of Crucial Ballistix PC2-6400 for $70 and it's probably better stuff than what you have already.
a b } Memory
September 24, 2007 11:18:33 AM

as i said u have a very nice ram , DDR2 1066 with 5-5-515 timing and good voltage , then u want to sell and buy DDR2 800 ? why ? there is no reason for chagning something fast with something slower , but if u INSIST on buying DDR2 800 ,

Crucial ballistix , OCZ , Corsair are good
a b } Memory
September 24, 2007 3:07:24 PM


If you're going to stay with a 32 bit OS: Buy the same parts as the ones you have now, and know that you will "see" about 3.25 GB in action. This is due to a limitation with memory addressing. In plain and oversimplified terms: There aren't enough numbers available in 32 bits to generate enough addresses for the system, Ram, and Video memory all at once. The exact amount your OS will see will vary a bit depending on how much of each you have installed.

If you plan on going 64 bit, the memory limitation won't be an issue. Then you could consider eBaying your existing RAM and buying yourself a pair of 2GB sticks so you could have 8GB sometime in the future.

But the easy answer is to buy more of the same stuff you have now.
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