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- TWO GB 1066 or FOUR GB 667?
- Andy Gullans
May 1, 2007, 3:35 am
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Agena/Barcelona K8l/K10), which is better?
The first package contains 2 GB of DDR2 with those nifty new Promos
chips; they like high voltage, but I've never seen such low timings on
Voltage 2.0V - 2.1V
Numerous reviews say these babies will clock beyond DDR2 1000 with
tight timings (at 2.3V)
Price for a pair of gigs: $150.
G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual
Channel Kit Desktop Memory - Retail
Sale Price: $149.99
The second deal lets me buy twice as much RAM (4 GB) for about $165,
albeit slower. CAS speed is listed as "5", so I'm guessing it's
timed 5-5-5-15, but because it's Micron modules used by Crucial,
voltage should be about 1.9V.
Crucial 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) System Memory -
Original Price: $50.99
You Save: $10.00
So, for a gaming, HTPC, audio/video-editing, folding, rendering, do-it-
all box, which road would you take? 2 gigs of FAST RAM or 4 gigs of
slightly slower RAM?
Re: TWO GB 1066 or FOUR GB 667?
4GB of slightly slower. The speed differential of the faster RAM will
never make up for the difference between 2GB and 4GB.
Remember though, you'll need a 64bit OS.
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