DDR RAM 2 x 512mb or 1 x 1gb?

  jime_d 17:08 18 Feb 2005

i am building a pc, now its time to buy the ram?
i have a AMD athlon 2700+ and asus mobo! should i get 2 x 512mb or 1 x 1gb?
thanks jim

  TomJerry 17:22 18 Feb 2005

(1) Is your motherboard support "dual channel"? Then it is better to get matching pair.

(2) No to (1), then maybe better to get 1GB in case you want to get another another stick when it gets dirt cheap.

  Dorsai 17:23 18 Feb 2005

I think it depends on weather your Board supports 'duel channel ram'. If it does you are best of with two matched ram sticks. If it does not, i would go for one stick, which will leave the other ram slots free for future use.

  jime_d 17:32 18 Feb 2005

i am not sure if it supports dual channels, but the type of ram i need is pc2700 the mobo is asus a7v8x-x

  GANDALF <|:-)> 17:37 18 Feb 2005

I would put money on it that you will notice no difference. Go for the cheaper option.


  TomJerry 17:52 18 Feb 2005

go with GANDALF

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