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    What to do?

    I'm looking to replace my 6400 Geil Ultra (4*512mb) either with:

    2*1gb Corsair 8500 55515

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    4*1gb Corsair 6400 55515

    I'm using vista at the moment, but I'm not sure what to do. The Geil I have is supposed to do 44412 but only does 55518. I'd like to make use of vistas pre-fetch feature. Also games like BF2142 really struggle with alt tabbing in vista, not sure if that's memory though.

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    you again.. lol

    Do you notice the difference between 4-4-4-12 and 5-5-5-18 .. your not really supposed to with C2D chips.
    And I'd RMA that RAM if it truely wont do 4-4-4-12 ...mine defaults to 5-5-5-18 but you can change it in the bios.

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    I know me again. I'm just so indecisive. One thing is, I run my E6300 at 2.8 and don't really want to go further - so spending £240 on 8500 seems silly as really I'd probably notice more with 4gb.

    I'm a pest i know, don't worry

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    4gb

    Once you use vista you'll see the benefit.

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    I do have vista X64 business :d

    The only place which has stock of the RAM is ocuk, damn

    I think I'll go for the corsair at £133 from scan.

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    I'd probably have the 4GB but i dont think you'll notice a difference.

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    It's really a bit of futureproofing. As 2gb is sweet for XP 4 will be sweet for vista. I'm getting it while it's cheap tbh.

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    Yeah I considered 4GB for vista but it seems to run nice (from what i've seen) on 2 at the moment. I will wait a bit but you are right to get it at the moment as it is dirt cheap.

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