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  1. #1
    May 2003

    Question Go To 768mb or 1GB DDR?

    I want to add a little ram to my system and I'm debating between getting another 256mb stick or a 512mb stick for a total of 768mb or 1gb. Right now I have two 256mb sticks and Im wondering if a 512 stick will be able to keep up at ddr500 speeds and dual channel/cpc/2-2-2 timings like my 256 sticks do.
    So--1. do you think the a 512 stick would keep up with my 2 256mb sticks?
    2. Do you think I would notice much difference between 768 and 1 gb total memory, would 768 be enough? 3.Would 768mb be a significant improvement over 512mb total memory?
    Please give me your opinions as 256mb sticks of bh5 are pretty cheap right now.
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  2. #2
    May 2003
    Rhode Island, USA

    Re: Go To 768mb or 1GB DDR?

    I tried 3x256MB of PQI TCCD on my AN7 and only dropped 2 MHz. Everything worked fine and some of the benches were better due to the increase in Memory. I suspect that I would have dropped a lot lower using 2x256 and 1-512. Probably like going to 2x512 where on an Abit you normally drop 10-15MHz. Can't tell you how it would work on a DFI though.
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