What's 2G set up is better?

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  1. Would get 2 1GB DDR400 memory modules. And i would suggest <A HREF="http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=M&Product_Code=140291&AFFIL=FRG&NR=1" target="_new">this 2-3-2 dual-channel dual-kit</A> instead. Crucial Ballistix DDR500 1GB memory modules if possibility of overclocking.
  2. Thanks.

    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?
  3. 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.
  4. 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!
  5. 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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