Hello, newbie to the THGC here... I am upgrading my PC to an Asus P4P800 w/ 3Ghz Northwood and 1G PC3200. My PC is primarily used for financial trading (with a little bit of digital audio; almost no gaming), so likely no O/C'ing. It looks like most of the memory mfrs have a value line, a mid performance, and high-end. From my description, is there any reason for me to go beyond the value level? Also, any opinions on Corsair v. Geil v. OCZ v. Kingston would be helpful. Thanks!
Your board is capable of dual channel mode, which provides a significant performance increase without overclocking. But a lot of memory isn't that good for such applications. I'd suggest Crucial.com for stability, using the dual channel feature with matching modules in the first and third slot.
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