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    Suggestion to buy 4GB RAM

    I have Gigabyte X38-DS4 and I am running Vista 64 bit. I am planning to buy 4 GB of RAM.

    My question is: does it make sense to buy 4 x 1024 or should I go for 2 x 2048? In the first case, what I have to do is add 2 barrettes; whereas in the second case, I need to change my RAM.

    Is there any difference?

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    Re: Suggestion to buy 4GB RAM

    Everything depends on your current timings. 2GB RAM are struggling to hold down timings, sometimes flying. And hence suffers from the loss of performance.

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    Re: Suggestion to buy 4GB RAM

    I'm 5-5-5-15 in 570Mhz (1140 instead of 1066) in Crucial BallistiX. If I take a kit 2 x 1024 with the same characteristics, could I keep the current perf then?

    And as it does me to invest in a kit 2 x 1024, so is it a positive choice in all aspects (price and PERF).

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    Re: Suggestion to buy 4GB RAM

    It seems to me that it will be more difficult to achieve a good frequency ram with 4 x 1 GB rather than 2 x 2 GB.

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    Re: Suggestion to buy 4GB RAM

    I do not think you would have lost a lot of perf in 4 x 1GB and your portfolio would have preferred (even at the sight of the price of DDR2).
    Example, I'm 4 x 1GB, CAS5 at 555 MHz, and stable under MemTest not really pushed to peak

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