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Difference b/t 1 2gb stick and 2 1gb sticks

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  • DDR2
  • Windows Vista
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Last response: in Memory
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?

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a b } Memory
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.
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a b } Memory
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.