4x1Gb or 2x2Gb PC2-6400

Hi guys,
I'm getting 4Gb of PC2-6400.

Which is the better option:
4x1Gb sticks
or
2x2Gb sticks

Both cost about the same.

I'm not interested in upgrading later. By the time I'll get around to upgrading next I'll have to replace everything.
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  1. 2x2GB.

    1.) You never know when you may need to upgrade, so it doesn't hurt to have more room.

    2.) Its much easier to OC with (2) sticks of memory than it is to with (4).

    3.) Less chance of having a bad stick.

    4.) Less strain on your mobo.
  2. Also 2x2GB should use less power.
  3. forgot to say, what are the timings of those rams ?
  4. The 4x1Gb kit is:
    Crucial Ballistix BL2KIT12864AA80 4-4-4-12

    The 2x2Gb kit is:
    OCZ OCZ2VU8004GK 5-6-6-18
    or
    OCZ Reaper OCZ2RPR800C44GK 4-4-4-15
  5. Well the Crucial one has better timings compared to the OCZ one, but
    4-4-4-12 doesnt have alot of difference with 4-4-4-15,and alsoe the Reaper one has a better cooling so go with the Reaper
  6. Thanks Maziar for the advice.
    I see from your sig that you use OCZ Reaper, so I think I'll go with that.
  7. What OS will you be using?

    If its Windows XP 32-bit, may I suggest you look into:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/237740

    XP CAN handle a maximum of 4, but you may want to confirm your motherboard can handle it.
  8. Thanks blueeyesm for the advice. I'll be using Vista 64-bit so I'll be ok with the 4Gb limit of 32-bit.
    I'll be using an Asus Striker Extreme - I havent 100% checked yet but I'm pretty sure it should work.
  9. They will fit fine on StrikerExtreme, however if u still havent bough the Striker, then go for ASUS P5N32-E SLI PLUS, its alot cheaper and has the same features (the reason that Striker is expensive is that it has some extra features like LCD poster and also ASUS has called it a gaming motherboard which is mainly advertising)

    Good Luck
  10. 2X2GB is my advice.
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