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    Memory Query

    I recently upgraded to 4Gb of Corsair 6400 4-4-4-12 memory. I bought an additional 2 1Gb sticks, but after purchasing them, read on here that filling all of the memory slots is not good for overclocking. My question is, would it be a better idea to buy another 2x2Gb sticks and sell of the 4 sticks of 1gb, and if so, is it worth sticking with those timings, as I see from Scan that 2x2gb of 4-4-4-12 is about £60, whereas you can get 4gb of the 5-5-5-18 for £37. I've got an overclock of 3GHz at the mo, which seems to be holding up with the new memory in...

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    Re: Memory Query

    There are a lot of variables that can effect your overclock.....and 2 x 2GB is sometimes no better the 4 x 1 GB.

    If your overclock holds up (it's not an extreme one, so it almost certainly will) then replacing the memory won't get you any benefits.

    I can run my system with a fairly high FSB (430) with 4 x 2GB sticks, there problem isn't as prevalent as it seemingly used to be and a boost to MCH voltage can normally help when it's needed.
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    Re: Memory Query

    Overall I would say that 2x2gb is better for overclocking, as its both easier, and youa re more likely to get better speeds, at lower volts, (both memory and NB volts)
    But, I would have to say, have you seen this RAM, Crucial PC6400 Ballistix, £38 off ebuyer, (would show yout he link, but cant until I have 5 posts...
    Great value, great performance. It has micron D9 ICs, so they will overclock like beasts, and defo not a bottleneck,

    Just me........

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