Maybe the answer to this question is just really obvious, and that's why I haven't been able to find much info on it, but here it is. I'm going to be building a new machine based around an Athlon64 3400+ and an ASUS K8V Deluxe mobo, and I am very unsure as to what RAM to get. This machine will mainly be for playing games, but I also want to run audio editing software, and multitask etc. Should I get 1GB (2x512) of RAM (DDR400 probably, but open to suggestions here) with really fast timings, or might I be better off with 2GB (2x1024) of RAM with slower timings? For the purposes of this question, price is not a concern, I just want to know what will perform better. Also, I do not plan on doing any overclocking on this machine.
Specific recommendations for memory modules are also greatly appreciated.
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April 26, 2004 3:05:13 PM
IF you dont do any video editing or photo editing with massive file or anything that is memory hungry you dont need 2 gig of ram. Some people even had small drop in performance using 2 gig because of the larger ammount the memory controller has to address...