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    Which 1GB stick(s) of RAM?

    I'm hoping to upgrade my system to 2GB of RAM, and while TCCD is super speedy, they only seem to go as high as 512MB per stick.
    The main things I'm looking for are high speed (PC3200 at worst, and then overclockability is highly desirable) and tight timings (At DDR400, 2-2-2-7 is pretty much as high as I'm willing to accept).
    Price isn't much of an issue, but of course, within reason - I'm not willing to spend $300 a stick.
    Also note, if you're going to mention retailers, US online retailers only please - I can't order anything from the UK ones.

    So, as per the title, which 1GB sticks (TwinX-type packs totalling 2GB are also fine) should I look at?

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    Fast 1GB sticks are, so far as I know, quite hard to find. When looking, I've found 1GB sticks to have much looser latencies - you might want to take a look at Crucial Ballistix: http://www.crucial.com/uk/ballistix/...12864Z503&cat=
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    If you have a system capable of running TCCD at its potential, you should have 4 ram slots (Unless you are running a SFF).

    1G Ram modules:
    OCZ4002048PFDC-K (400-3-3-3-8)
    TWINX2048-3200PRO (400-3-3-3-8)
    TWINX2048-3200PT (400-3-4-4-8)
    Mushkin 2GB Dual Channel pack (400-3-3-3)
    PDC2G3200LLK (400-2-3-2-5)

    I think the Patriot one should meet your need.
    Oh yes you need it from USA. You can check Monarchcomputers and they have the Patriot 2G Low latency at $316
    http://www.monarchcomputer.com/Merch...ct_Code=140291
    Which is amazingly cheap (even cheaper than CL3 stuff)

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    Ya, I noticed that they all seem to have higher latencies, which is very unfortunate.

    arthurleung - my motherboard does indeed have 4 RAM slots, but it's an nForce2 board, which limits it to 6 banks of memory. Thus, I can run three sticks of double-sided RAM, or two sticks of double-sided and two sticks of single-sided. Add to that the fact that single-sided RAM is rather rare, and you see why I'm aiming for 1GB sticks.

    And yes, I do live in South Africa. Just happen to have a channel with which to import things from the US.

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    If you are using an athlon64 four sticks of ram will require you to run at T2 command rate. Keep in mind that 2-2-2-5-T2 is going to be slower than 3-3-3-8-T1.

    If you are useing a P4, you shouldn't have any problems with 4 sticks of ram, but timmings will mean a bit less anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oralpain
    If you are using an athlon64 four sticks of ram will require you to run at T2 command rate. Keep in mind that 2-2-2-5-T2 is going to be slower than 3-3-3-8-T1.

    If you are useing a P4, you shouldn't have any problems with 4 sticks of ram, but timmings will mean a bit less anyway.
    And it will drop the ram frequency to 333mhz.

    I think the venice cored A64's will support 4 sticks at normal speed.

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