4x512mb or 2x1gb ram?

By jorbo87
Dec 27, 2006
  1. I have 2x512mb of ddr2 667(5300) ram right now. I am wanting to upgrade to 2gigs of ram, but I want to know which would be better? I could buy 2 more 512s to make 2gigs or I could wait about a month or two and buy 2x1gb sticks. I really really don't want to have to wait to get 2x1gb sticks. So, is there a big performance difference between 4x512 and 2x1gb ram. I heard that you can run dual channel with 4x512. If that's true then I will probably get another 2x512.

    So can anyone tell me the pros and cons of the two?
  2. DonNagual

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  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    also some motherboards don't respond well to more than 2 sticks. Bear also in mind more sticks use more power. It is better to have 2x 1gb
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