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What's 2G set up is better?

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February 10, 2005 1:45:48 PM

What's 2G set-up is better?

2G in 4 X 512M, 2225, running at 333MHz


2G in 2 X 1G, 2336, running at 400MHz

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February 10, 2005 5:13:23 PM


Yes that patriot looks better and cheaper. Wow. (Where's the rub? Why is corsair overpriced? [rhetorical if desired].)

Side note...

Isn't it interesting that alienware--a gaming performance--company, gives people the choice of 2G (instead of 1G) but only in 4 modules(running at 333) rather than 2G in a dual channel(400MHz) set up?

Do others agree that 2G 2336 400 is better than 2G 2225 333?
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February 10, 2005 5:33:52 PM

One thing...
$ 4x(512MB) < $ 2x(1GB)

Of course 2x1GB DDR-400 is better than 4x512MB DDR-333. Plus, 4 modules consume more power than 2.

Why don't they offer 4 pcs 512MB DDR-400 instead of DDR-333.. very odd.

On the 512MB, perhaps they only have DDR-333 in stock. That's my guess.
February 10, 2005 9:23:53 PM

Don't 4 strips of ddr400 have to be run at 333?

I believe Ramguy at corsair said if I put 4x1G strips of cas2 ddr400 3200 in I'd have to run it at 333.

Memory is so dern complex!
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February 11, 2005 12:41:49 AM

Actually most P4 boards will try to run 4 DDR400 modules at full speed, you just need good, conservatively rated modules to accomplish stability.

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