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4x1gb gskill question

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September 13, 2010 5:55:18 PM

Hey there,

I am on a tight budget, so I had to buy my system in pieces. I bought 4 sticks of 1gb g.skill ddr3 instead of the 2x2gb I wanted to get. My question is, do I get the same performance from the 4 sticks of 1gb as I would from the 2x2gb? I am using it for gaming and I know it isn't top of the line or anything. The timings are not very good at 9-9-9-24. Do you think I should still be able to game? I have a radeon hd 5770 as my gpu. thanks!

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a b B Homebuilt system
September 13, 2010 6:11:48 PM

The performance will be the same. As long as the rest of your hardware is up to it, you'll still be able to game just fine.
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 13, 2010 6:37:42 PM

You will be fine, 9-9-9-24 is the timings on most DDR3 kits so thats fine and wont cause you an issue. The main reasons we suggest a 2x2 over a 4x1 is so that you have an upgrade option in the future, and if you want to get the max OC out of your memory its easier for your motherboard to keep 2 sticks stable than 4.
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September 13, 2010 9:20:59 PM

Thanks for the responses! That takes a load off of my mind! I keep reading that 9-9-9-24 is so bad....I guess those were "hardcore" enthusiasts talking. Thanks again!
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 13, 2010 9:30:06 PM

9-9-9-24 is normal, if you were OCing your ram and thats the best you could get that would be pretty bad, but for stock that is totally average and normal.
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 13, 2010 9:31:35 PM

The stock timings are usually lower on the slower RAM. Your timings are normal for DDR3 1333/1600.
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September 14, 2010 7:38:59 PM

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September 14, 2010 10:44:33 PM

Hi aford.
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 15, 2010 12:28:25 AM

Hey cxp
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