Lok1GT wrote:Shopping around for new PC build.
I want 4 gb of ram in it now, without care of future upgrade possibilities.
I was told that two 2gb dimms would be faster than four 1gb dimms.
Is that a myth?
If not, can someone back this up with a report or article, other than, "oh yeah, i heard that too."
If 4x1gb is slower than 2x2gb...
Then, will the effect of splitting them into 4 make 4x1gb 1066mhz slower than 2x2gb 800mhz?
Nvidiafanboy wrote:1066mhz ram YUM!!
Jigar2speed5095 wrote:On topic, my vote goes to 2x2gb ram sticks, you get more head room to add extra ram and NB is not overloaded with 2 slots still being free..(Assuming that mobo has 4 ram slots here)
sdack wrote:If you do not have a need for 4GB but could do with just 2GB then you should take 2x1GB DDR2-1066. These are a bit cheaper and faster, and you can upgrade to 2x2GB or 4x2GB DDR2-1066 with only a little loss later.
That is, if you can overclock your FSB to 533 MHz to make use of the extra headroom, right? DDR2-800 already has enough overclocking potential. Would recommend the 2x2, as RAM is cheap.
sdack wrote:If the OP was talking about Intel CPUs then DDR2-800 still gives decent headroom (unless you are running the QX9775).That is, if you can overclock your FSB to 533 MHz to make use of the extra headroom, right? DDR2-800 already has enough overclocking potential. Would recommend the 2x2, as RAM is cheap.
No, this has nothing to do with overclocking. DDR2-1066 (or PC8500) is for some CPUs the standard. The new Phenoms for example support it.
sdack wrote:AFAIK 1066 will never be a JEDEC standard? I could be wrong though. I am thinking this is a similar situation to DDR1 where it never got past 400 standard wise. Individual vendor supporting the speed is another story of course.And with 1066MHz being the next standard you will find less overclocking potential in the 800MHz modules as these will be sold as 1066MHz of course. And even the 1066MHz will be hard to overclock because almost all the manufacturers sell even faster modules.
sdack wrote:The site we don't dare to name? okDDR2-1066 with a CL5 is then faster than DDR2-800 with a CL4 if you care about the math. Checkout Tom's Hardware for their recent comparision of various memory types.
The site we don't dare to name? ok
sdack wrote:The site we don't dare to name? ok
What is your problem? You do not know Tom's Hardware or do you need a link to get there?
Here, have a link, son. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ram-speed-tests,1807.html