Questions about RAM

By agronick
Jan 29, 2006
  1. What is the difference between registered and unbuffered RAM? And is it faster to go with two 512 sticks instead of one gig stick?
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    Registered modules have additional registers, which delay all addressess transferred to the module by one cycle. This is done to decouple the ram chips from the memory bus, so a module can have more chips (the bus load will not increase if more ram chips are present)

    Buffered modules are similar, but instead of registers, they contain buffers, the difference is that a register is clocked, and a buffer is not.

    Two sticks are good if you want to run Dual Channel.
  3. agronick

    agronick TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 92

    So whats better in terms of speed? Registered or unbuffered?
  4. YellowC4S

    YellowC4S TS Rookie Posts: 107

    If you have two sticks you can run 1T
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