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My Ram dilemma again! 17" PB 1.67 DDR2

Discussion in 'Linux & Open Source' started by Ghost in the Shell, 29 May 2006.

  1. Ghost in the Shell

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Jun 2004

    Posts: 1,571

    guys im not sure what to do now.

    i will get the PC4200 CAS4 stuff but the question is as i have a stick of 512mb should i get just a 512mb stick so they are matching?

    i mean should the setup be right for dual channel or should i just stick as much as i can in (i.e a 1gb stick)

    the alternative is that i can stay as i am save a bit longer and chuck a 2GB (2x1GB) setup in.. then sell the existing 512mb

    i know im not explaining well but i think youll know what i mean.. any suggestions?

    sorry forgot to add that the machine has a 512MB pc4200 DDR stick in at the moment..
     
    Last edited: 29 May 2006
  2. Ghost in the Shell

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Jun 2004

    Posts: 1,571

    just took a pic of the ram i have to help

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    stupid bloody language filter!!!
     
  3. Ghost in the Shell

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Jun 2004

    Posts: 1,571

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    so the question is:

    should i try and match this stuff with a 512MB DDR stick from crucial, just get a 1GB stick of similar rating or just wait and get a 2x 1GB set from crucial in the hope of having a better dual channel setup?
     
    Last edited: 30 May 2006
  4. Type_R

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 6,116

    Location: EGBB

    All the reviews I have seen show a marked improvement in performance if you have a matched pair of sticks.

    I would save up and get 2x1gb sticks which can be had for (DDR2-667) £150 inc if you look around. Or order from the US for about £130 (inc ship and duty!)
     
  5. Ghost in the Shell

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Jun 2004

    Posts: 1,571

    Thanks mate i thought that would be the case - ill get looking