A64 and using 4 mem slot

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    now i've read some places that the A64 can't do 4x*** at 400MHz at T1. can do it but at T2
    and also can only run at ddr400 if the memory is single sided.. are most of the memory dimms nowadays single sided?

    someone enlighten me
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    I have never had a problem running 4 sticks at 200MHz (DDR400) using either the KT800 or nForce3 chipsets.
     
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    at 1T or 2T?
     
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    what memory were you going to use that was 1t?
     
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    any decent memory ddr3200 runs 1T at 200Mhz
     
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    Well, I did some searching, and I've seen people claiming their corsair xms didn't like 1T, so I'm not sure I agree with the "any decent memory ddr3200 runs 1T at 200Mhz" statement.

    But, anyway, all reports seem to say that 2 sticks of memory at the same capacity of 4 sticks (2x512 vs. 4x256 / 2x1024 vs 4x512) is faster than the 4 sticks. However, if you have a capacity that cannot be reached with 2 sticks (3GB+) and you are using an application that requires more than 2GB of ram, then that will likely outweigh the disadvantages.

    From what i saw, it's about a 500MB/s difference between the two.
     
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    hmm
    cause i have 2x256 right now and was planning on getting another 2x256.. i don'T have the $$ for 2x512..
    i might try to sell my current mem and get 2x512..
    i currently have PQI turbo that does 2-3-3-6 at ddr400
    wich is pretty decent
     
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    2-3-3-6 is not decent, imo. 2-2-2-4, then you're talking.

    Just sell what you have, and pick up some 2-2-2-4 corsair.
     
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    money is a problem :(
     
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    okay... But my point is that 2-2-2-4 vs. 2-3-3-6 is going to make a bigger difference than 1T vs. 2T. So save money up a little longer and get a 2x512MB kit of 2-2-2-4, and you'll be much faster than your current setup, or than you could be with 4x256, even if you could get it to run at 1T.
     
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    okay thanks
    i'll try to sell my 2x256 and get a pair of 512

    could you help me choose, in this list, what ram would you get? dual channel 2x256.
    MAX 300$ that's like pushing it a bit 280 before tax is more like what i want to pay but if you think it's worth it.. oh and prices are canadian...

    http://www.pccyber.ca/scrMain2.asp?product_types_id=20
     
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    I wouldn't buy from that site. Corsair makes MANY different models of XMS, and they don't tell you which you're getting.

    I can't really help with CAD, as I have little experience with reputable canadian shops. Down here I recommend NewEgg, but that doesn't help you much.
     
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    ya i know
    well it's a store like i can go in and see. not online store.. i just want to get an idea..
    i bought my cpu, mobo and stuff there
     
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    acutally i could go with that considering your dollar is very low it comes just a tad under 300$ can. but newegg doesn't ship to canada :(
     
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    i asked a friend of mine at a distributor how much he can get it for, so we might be able to ship it to you.... bbiab with the price.
     
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    gotta go eat i'll be back a bit later
     
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    waiting for your answer anxiously :noes:
     

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