If I use 2 GB GOLD XTC OCZ ram with 2 GB OCZ SLIs would it be better than using the 2 GB OCZ SLIs alone???
SHould I just take out the GOLD XTCs and use the SLIs only?? OR should I keep both of them in?
1) 4 sticks often have issues to do limitation in the bus bandwidth - if you want 4 gb use 2 sticks
2) most memoy is 5-5-5-15 ddr800 1.8v - if it says 4-4-3-8 you need to manually set it. even kingston pc10000 ddr1200 will boot at ddr800 and cpuz will read it as such - you need to manually set 2.3v (in the case of ddr1200) and you latencys and fsb
3) lower latencys are faster then higher speed
1066 chip with 1066 ram 5-5-5-15 will be slower then a 1066 chip at fsb1500 and 750 memory at 4-4-3-8 - the memory bandwidth will be close but in most cases the ddr800-850 4-4-3-9 settings are the best with the good micron chips
you should tune your system for 1:1 or 1:2 then check the memory bandwidth with sandra
I can only afford 4 1 GB sticks lol So...have 2 2GB sticks isn't an option...And I only paid like 70$ for the SLI OCZ which are 444-15...but I just changed the timings on my RAM to 4-4-4-15 so I think it will be ok now????
what do you mean by 1:1 and 1:2? The timings??? Oh and by the way I have the XTC OCZ 6400 ram default with 5-5-5-15 now. I changed the timings to 4-4-4-15...do you think I can push it even more? I didn't want to risk it because my motherboard is weird...the RAM sticks are side by side with no space in Dual Channel mode.