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    4GB RAM Question

    Quick question is it best to have 4X 1GB RAM Sticks or 2X 2GB RAM Sticks or does it not matter.




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    Re: 4GB RAM Question

    It depends on your motherboard - have a look at this thread http://forums.hexus.net/pc-memory/11...b-4-x-1gb.html

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    Re: 4GB RAM Question

    I personally would go with 2x2GB then you have room to expand as well especially now RAM is so cheap...

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    Re: 4GB RAM Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Oldjim View Post
    It depends on your motherboard - have a look at this thread http://forums.hexus.net/pc-memory/11...b-4-x-1gb.html
    Nice one cheers for the link answered my question

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    Re: 4GB RAM Question

    Quote Originally Posted by Mit321 View Post
    I personally would go with 2x2GB then you have room to expand as well especially now RAM is so cheap...
    I would normally go for the least amount of RAM sticks i.e 2X 2GB but as I already had 2X 1GB in my current system I thought cost wise it would be cheaper to just get another 2X 1GB Sticks but from the thread it seems that some Motherboards STILL have problems when all the slots are filled. That problem has been ongoing for years I would of thought they would of fixed it by now .

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    Re: 4GB RAM Question

    4x1gb is fine but you may need to raise the nb voltage on the mobo to aid the memory controller but if I were buying ddr2 now then 2x2gb is the safer option.

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    Re: 4GB RAM Question

    Don't forget if you use 4 x 1 Gb sticks as well, the timings might slightly change to accomidate them all working in unison.

    As long as the voltage is raised as w3bbo said you shouldn't have issues. I forgot to do this myself once when adding some extra memory to the system in a rush one night and had a weekend of sitting there wondering why I was getting random BSoD's on the PC.
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    Re: 4GB RAM Question

    Yes I agree with e 2 GB x 2 comments. Leaves space for the future.

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    Re: 4GB RAM Question

    If you can get 2x2GB for the same price with the same latencies as 4x1GB then it's certainly worth it.

    Don't worry about upgrading though. I'm sure there will be little or no need for more than 4GB for a long time.

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