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  1. #1
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    Have 2gb, need 4gb - suggestions?

    I've got 2x1gb right now of some Buffalo Firestix D9GMH goodness (see sig) and want to pick up another 2x1gb. I've got the cpu o/c'ed, but don't really plan on running the ram at much higher than 400mhz (firestix can run 500mhz with 5-5-5-15), so I don't need any serious overclocking ram. I'd just like to get a set for less than $50 and be able to run them at 400mhz with 4-4-4-12 timings. A little headroom for some o/c'ing would definitely be nice in case I want to max out the ram frequency later, but it is not a requirement. What would be a good match for my firestix these days?
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    Re: Have 2gb, need 4gb - suggestions?

    Actually for compatibility and stability reasons the best thing you can do is to just get another 2Gb set of what you have now!
    You do realize that in running a 32bit OS you're not going to be able to use ALL 4Gb, you're probably going to see 3.2 to 3.5 of that installed 4Gb memory.
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    Re: Have 2gb, need 4gb - suggestions?

    it's always a gamble. a 2x2g set isn't all that much more and no headaches. you will have to settle for cas 5 to get them at a reasonable price.

    these run 2.1v/cas 4 and will do 500 plus with cas 5 settings.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145034




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