Upgrading RAM

I am upgrading my RAM and I want 1 gig...I am currently looking at these two

Geil x2 www.newegg.com/app/ViewPr...305&depa=1

Or Corsair dual channel kit

Would I notice a diff in speed with the dual channgel? Or would it be better to overclock with the cas latency 2.5 ~ on the Geil? Plus would two sticks of the Geil ram work as a dual channel? Or do they have to be specified as a dual channel like the corsair?

BTW I have a Dell 4600 P4 2.6 :( I know I know dell sucks but the comp was free from my gram ~ So oh well...<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by anomaly8 on 05/23/04 00:43 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
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  1. First off, make sure your mobo supports dual channel, which you could find from Dell's site. Second, if you can run dual channel, its almost always a good idea to do it, especially on a pentium system. Third, a "dual channel kit" just means the ram has been tested to work in a dual channel board. Your Geil MIGHT work in the board, but the Corsair probably stands a better chance. If you can't run dual channel, then paying for the dual channel kit isn't worth it, you can buy 2 sticks same size as the kit for cheaper.

    "The only way to overcome temptation is to yield to it" - Oscar Wilde
  2. The Dimension 4600 does work in dual channel mode and it would be best to buy 2 modules. Correct me if I am wrong but if you have a Dell, HP, Compaq or any major manufactured computer they lock down the BIOS so overclocking can not be done. So getting memory to overclock is a mute point. Just get some good solid memory for your system and be happy the computer was free.

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    cpl@micron.com<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by CrucialLabs on 05/25/04 08:39 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
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