8GB DDR2 800Mhz or 4GB DDR2 1066Mhz?

Hello.

I have the option of the above two RAM configurations for a new computer package. Either choice will have the same cost for the package so price is no factor.

Which of these is better for latest games gaming performance?

Thankyou very much for reading and answering my question!
It is much appreciated.
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  1. What OS? In short, 1066 will not be any faster than 800 unless you are overclocking. But an OS such as Windows XP 32 bit cannot access more than 4 GB of memory. So, if you're going with Vista 64bit you can go ahead with the 8 GB. Otherwise, it doesn't matter.
  2. go with 8GB if u have a 64 bit OS. u wont need above 800Mhz unless ur doing extreme overclocking (800 is fine for moderate overclocking and stock speeds).
  3. I agree go for the 8 Gigs.
  4. If I remember correctly, I've seen an article not too long ago showing 8GB to be slower than 4GB in most games. So if gaming you might want to stick with 4GB.
  5. 4-6 GB is enough, 8 is needed if you run more than 2 VMs or run simultaneous users/server apps. 8 GB is not going to be put to the best of use without some serious sized applications, databases, video editing, or virtual machines. if you are playing games and overclocking a dual core, go 1066, otherwise any DDR2-800.
  6. Zenthar said:
    If I remember correctly, I've seen an article not too long ago showing 8GB to be slower than 4GB in most games. So if gaming you might want to stick with 4GB.


    Umm, maybe they tested 64bits version against 32 bits version of some games? Like Crysis 32 bits used to run faster than Crysis 64 bits ( at least when it was out).

    edit: Where you talking about that article? http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2008/07/08/is-more-memory-better/5

    I looked at it pretty fast but it seems that sometimes its slower, but usually a tad faster. One thing for sure though, 8GB makes vista happier XD
  7. I rather have the 8GB myself. It seems programs only get bigger over time.
  8. I have 4 gb or RAM. It's easier to OC with 2 dimms full instead of all 4. If you overclock I would stick with 2gb x 2. You won't see much of a difference in most situations.
  9. Thanks for the replies guys!

    It will have Vista 64bit, if that is what Home Premium is.
    And I won't be doing any overclocking or tweaking, just base settings for everything.

    Seems like 8GB seems the go. Some good information there that was all entirely helpful.

    Thanks again. And if anyone has any other ideas please tell me.
  10. Be carefull, there are 32bits and 64bits version of Home premium.
    If it is a retail version, you get both.
    If it's a OEM version, you must take the one that clearly states beeing 64bits (like that http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16832116488)
  11. OK, thanks for the note!
  12. 64bit, is the version you would want. to clarify. it is much more future proof.
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