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2 x 1 for 4GB or 4 x 1 for 4GB > Your Experience(s)

Post by jedihobbit » Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:46 pm

Currently thinking of "up grading" to a PII X4 from either 7750BE(past) or 8750BE(present) and giving SMP(VMWare) a try along with GPU folding. Currently I have a set of F2-8500CL5D-2GBPK (2 x 1 = 2GB) and would like to go with 4GB. So was wondering what y'all experiences have been with over clocking with 4GB. Is 2 x 2 really that much better than 4 x 1 for oc'ing to warrent ditching my current set?
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Re: 2 x 1 for 4GB or 4 x 1 for 4GB > Your Experience(s)

Post by werty316 » Thu Nov 19, 2009 5:50 pm

I would go with 2x2GB. Its puts less of a strain on the memory controller.
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Re: 2 x 1 for 4GB or 4 x 1 for 4GB > Your Experience(s)

Post by Sparky » Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:05 pm

I agree with werty316. The set up in my signature would boot but was unstable with no overclocking with 4 - 1GB sticks but just runs just fine with 2 -2GB sticks even with my overclock.
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