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Would you rather run dual-channel, or run more ram?
Dual-Channel
54%
 54% 6
More Ram
45%
 45% 5
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Mon Jan 10, 2005 9:14 am Reply and quote this post
i can't decide which one to do...cuz if i get say 3sticks of 512mb @pc2700....i would have 1536ram...and maybe even step it up sometime soon to 2gb+

but i got some ppl telling me it's much better to dualchannel 2 sticks...and for a gamer like me...i wouldn't need more than 1024....any suggestions?

btw: i have 1 stick of pc2700...so i dun want to really spend the extra bucks to REPLACE it with a 3200 and also add another one...the speed difference in ratio with the cost isn't that much anyway....

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Mon Jan 10, 2005 5:38 pm Reply and quote this post
More RAM easily. Dual channel doesn't have much effects unless you use it on an Athlon 64 because they are the only ones that can harness it completely.

Oh I see that you have an Athlon 64. I still think you should go for more RAM.

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Tue Apr 05, 2005 11:32 pm Reply and quote this post
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Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:21 am Reply and quote this post
you have a 3000+ 939 is it winchester or newcastle? If its winchester get your self 1 gig twin set of ddr 500 PC 4000 and overclock the 3000+ to 2.25 GHz to power it. This will be 3 times over better for your system.

newegg has PC 4000 for $146.00 1 gig twin set.


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Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:47 pm Reply and quote this post
1GB is always nice. Of course, 4GB's is better.  :wub:

But, I did notice that after 2GB's of RAM, performance really doesn't improve...<_<


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Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:07 pm Reply and quote this post
Quote:
1GB is always nice. Of course, 4GB's is better.  :wub:

But, I did notice that after 2GB's of RAM, performance really doesn't improve...<_<

Speed is the best. Though you can get away with 2 1024MB DDR DIMM's in Dual Channel anyday. Just need $$$$$.

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Sat Apr 09, 2005 1:18 pm Reply and quote this post
give me 1 gig at extreme speeds over 2 gig stock speeds any day .
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Thu Apr 14, 2005 10:46 pm Reply and quote this post
For Athlon 64's, RAM with faster speeds provides better performance, but of course, the latencies tend to lag. For Athlon XP's, more RAM is beneficial as opposed to speed, since their memory controller is not as advanced as that of the Athlon 64.
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Fri Apr 15, 2005 11:27 am Reply and quote this post
how do timings lag ? I run my PC 4000 2.5 4 3 6 . With board timings of T1 2 2 1 2
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Fri Apr 15, 2005 12:19 pm Reply and quote this post
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how do timings lag ? I run my PC 4000 2.5 4 3 6 . With board timings of T1 2 2 1 2

Well, I think he means that when you have to change timings from 2 to say 2.5 or 3, then they will lag in performance.

But you need to pick one, either go for the lower DDR speed with Ultra low Latencies or higher DDR speeds with low Latencies.

Like my RAM, they run @ the lowest Latencies of any other DDR500 RAM. My ram is even faster than DDR600.

DDR500 1T CL2-2-2-7
vs.
DDR600 1T CL2.5-4-4-8

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Fri Apr 15, 2005 5:43 pm Reply and quote this post
thats not how it works. lol

Higher the FSB lower the cas but faster the over all speed.

FSB of 200 with cas of 2 or FSB of 250 with cas 2.5 the 250 FSB with cas 2.5 kills the cas 2 performance.

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Fri Apr 15, 2005 7:41 pm Reply and quote this post
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thats not how it works. lol

Higher the FSB lower the cas but faster the over all speed.

FSB of 200 with cas of 2 or FSB of 250 with cas 2.5 the 250 FSB with cas 2.5 kills the cas 2 performance.

Yes, but a cas 2.0 @ 250 kills a cas 2.5 @ 250 right ;)

This is what I was saying.

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