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    more memory or faster memory

    i recently bought asus crosshair and amd x2 4200 from a guy and
    I don't have any ddr2 memory, so i found this memory in a swedish internet boutique
    i was thinking of buying
    OCZ nVIDIA SLI DDR2 PC6400 4096MB KIT, XTC, w/two 2048MB, CL5-4-4-15 or
    Crucial DDR2 BallistiX PC8500 2048MB CL5 ,Kit two matched BallistiX 128Megx64

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    Re: more memory or faster memory

    depends what the board goes up to really, pointless getting the crucial if your board wont go up to 6400, also what do you use it for ? 2gb is most probably sufficient

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    Re: more memory or faster memory

    the board goes up to 8500 whit the new bios version. i will use the computer for playing games mostly and coding. the price is exactly the same for the memories.

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    Re: more memory or faster memory

    id go for the crucial if gaming , 4gb would be good for video editing or photo editing, but for gaming go for the faster ram

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    Re: more memory or faster memory

    Quote Originally Posted by hikkaru View Post
    i recently bought asus crosshair and amd x2 4200 from a guy and
    I don't have any ddr2 memory, so i found this memory in a swedish internet boutique
    i was thinking of buying
    OCZ nVIDIA SLI DDR2 PC6400 4096MB KIT, XTC, w/two 2048MB, CL5-4-4-15 or
    Crucial DDR2 BallistiX PC8500 2048MB CL5 ,Kit two matched BallistiX 128Megx64
    If you arent doing ENORMOUS overclocks then then 6400 is the one. This will infact OC to very high aswell.
    Depends on price really aswell.

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    Re: more memory or faster memory

    Unless you're using a 64-bit OS you'll only get use of ~3Gb.

    OTOH good PC6400 will OC anyway.

    If you'll keep this setup more than 18 months get 4Mb. Otherwise get 2Mb. IMO PC8500 isn't worth the money.

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    Re: more memory or faster memory

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorsson View Post
    Unless you're using a 64-bit OS you'll only get use of ~3Gb.

    OTOH good PC6400 will OC anyway.

    If you'll keep this setup more than 18 months get 4Mb. Otherwise get 2Mb. IMO PC8500 isn't worth the money.
    so, the 4gb is worth it ?, the 8500 is about 16 dollars less in price then the 4gb. yes i'l probably keep the setup for around 18months but il change the cpu in 2-3months. hm because I'm buying a new harddrive tomorrow so il install windows 64 then.(got a msdnaa account).

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    Re: more memory or faster memory

    If you're going 64-bit definitely get the 4Gb.

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