Difference b/t 1 2gb stick and 2 1gb sticks Tags: Memory DDR2 Windows Vista Last response: July 24, 2009 4:22 AM in Memory Share jampack714 July 24, 2009 2:30:04 AM Ok so I have 2 x 1gb ddr2 800 ram and 32 bit vista. Im upgrading to 4 gb. Should I get: 2 x 1gb ddr2 800 or 1 x 2gb The 1 x 2gb is about $5 cheaper. Is there a performance difference? More about : difference 2gb stick 1gb sticks | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove jitpublisher Memory Authority July 24, 2009 2:51:51 AM DDR should be installed in pairs. If you do not install in pairs, it will not operate in dual channel mode. Best scenerio, 2x2gig sticks. 4 sticks can sometimes be troublesome to get all 4 to play together nicely. | Report abuse marco324 July 24, 2009 3:04:51 AM sell your old ones get these 4gb low voltage 1066 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002845LDC | Report abuse jampack714 July 24, 2009 3:27:34 AM I dont think my motherboard supports more than 800 memory http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... | Report abuse jitpublisher Memory Authority July 24, 2009 4:22:26 AM With an Intel CPU, it won't matter anyway. All you need is 800. But, I would suggest buying 2x2gig, of good 1.8 volt memory. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Memory>Difference b/t 1 2gb stick and 2 1gb sticks> Related ressources: Forum1gb vs. 2gb and 4X512mb vs. 2X1 gb stick configurations ForumAdvice on replacing 1GB stick of RAM with 2GB Forum2 sticks of ram in dual and 1 stick in single? ForumMixing 2gb sticks with 1gb DDR3 ForumBetter to go with 4 1GB sticks or 2 2GB sticks ? Forum1Gb and 2Gb stick compatibility Forum1Gb DDR sticks with Gigabyte 7N400 Pro 2 ?? Forum2 sticks of 2gb vs. 1 stick of 4 gb Forum2gb ram. Should i buy 1gb more? difference ? ForumIS IT WISE TO USE 2GB RAM OR SHOULD I STICK WITH 1GB . Forum( 1 ) 1GB stick on AM 2 ? Forum1gb stick or 2 x512 ? ForumP4C800-E/Deluxe memory issue with 4 x 1Gb sticks . ForumCan you mix a 4gb ram stick with a 2gb ram stick ? ForumIs there a difference between ( 2)1 gb stick , (4)512mb stick Forum2GB RAM: 4 Sticks or 2 Sticks ? ForumAnything Wrong with 2GB Sticks ? ForumP7h57, i5-760 and 2x8gb ForumHow do I know which memory sticks have been used up? ForumAsus A8R32 MVP with 4 RAM sticks - DDR speed? More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !