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DDR2 4x1GB

Discussion in 'Memory' started by nheather, 11 Sep 2009.

  1. nheather

    Hitman

    Joined: 19 May 2004

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    Location: Horsham, West Sussex

    Is it okay to use 4 sticks of 1GB on an overclocked system.

    I currently have 2 sticks of Crucial Ballistix 1066 and would like to go to 4GB.

    Would it be okay to buy another two 1GB sticks or would I be better buying 2x2GB and trying to sell my 1GB sticks.

    My question isn't whether it will work, but whether it would have any adverse effects on overclocking and stability.

    BTW - It's the CPU being overclocked (an E6750 on 3 or 3.2GHz) rather than the RAM. The RAM is actually running under the 1066.

    Cheers,

    Nigel
     
  2. SlugForAButt

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    Joined: 5 Sep 2009

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    Location: God's own country

    I need that answer too. :D
     
  3. El Jimben

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    There's no problem with using 4 sticks in a system whether it's overclocked or not though using 4 sticks instead of 2 puts a little extra strain on the memory controller and so you might need to up the MCH voltage a touch. I personally would sell what you've got and get a 2x 2Gb kit but it's up to you :)
     
  4. Kennysevenfold

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    Joined: 9 Sep 2008

    Posts: 7,945

    Location: Glasgow

    This.

    It will work fine, however you wont get as high an overclock as you would with just 2 ram slots occupied :)
     
  5. SlugForAButt

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    Yeah, when Windows7 hits the mat I suppose I'll do that then.
    Thanks.
    If I'm going to do that, what 1066 memory do you guys recommend then with o'c in mind?