RAM question

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  1. LIQUID

    LIQUID #HarambeBless

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    512MB DDR SDRAM (1x512MB)
    512MB DDR SDRAM (2x256MB)

    whats the difference? i can save 25 dollars if i go with
    2x256. which one do i need?
     
  2. cmsurfer

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    It looks like the first one gives you one stick of 512MB and the other gives you two 256MB sticks. As long as you have two free RAM slots on your motherboard you can gow with two 256MB sticks.
     
  3. Aphot

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    2x256 is faster than a single stick of 512, they also last longer.
     
  4. Zourn

    Zourn 16-bit Ninja OT Supporter

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    A advatadge of 1x512 over 2x256 is that when you want to upgrade, it's cheaper.
     
  5. LIQUID

    LIQUID #HarambeBless

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    thank you :wavey:
     
  6. GundamCL

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    the 2x256 stick= dual channeling which is better than 1 stick of 512
     
  7. Stev

    Stev Active Member

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    depends on your needs.

    If u only surf ebay and send email on ur machine then 2x256 is for you. If you game, do anything that will put some stress on ur machine, u will need more ram, and upgrading is in your future so a 1x512 would be best.
     
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    :werd: Just ordered my second stick of 512mb PC3200 yesterday.
     
  9. Stev

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    mad propz... be screamin now :bigthumb:
     

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