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6GB DDR3 System: 6x 1GB vs. 3x 2GB

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July 28, 2009 7:49:59 PM

I'm building a new system and I was originally going to go with 6x 1GB sticks of RAM over the 3 sticks of 2GB. I remember years ago going with more sticks with less memory was a better choice due how much memory could be accessed... or something along those lines.

Is this still the case? Am I going to notice a difference if I choose the 1GB modules over the 2GB? Or, will it basically be the same?

-thx, pyrofool
July 28, 2009 8:43:23 PM

I doubt you would notice any difference at all.

but with the 6x1 setup you will be putting a lot more stress on the memory controller and you will more Row To Row Delay.
So i would go with 3x2...
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July 29, 2009 1:02:49 AM

i think buying the 6x 1gb would be more expensive. So i would go with the 3x 2gb
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July 31, 2009 7:55:02 PM

thanks for your input. :) 
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July 31, 2009 10:16:26 PM

fpsdominator said:
I doubt you would notice any difference at all.

but with the 6x1 setup you will be putting a lot more stress on the memory controller and you will more Row To Row Delay.
So i would go with 3x2...


Exactly ..... +1 " fps" [:jaydeejohn:5]
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