Upgrading RAM: 2x1GB sticks, or 4x512MB?

By wolfram ยท 5 replies
May 11, 2007
  1. Hi guys,

    This is my dilemma. I currently have 2x512MB RAM sticks. I can get another identical kit for less than $70, but I can get 1 2x1GB sticks.

    So the question is:

    Should I just buy another 512 kit, or get two 1GB sticks?

    My Command Rate is already at 2T, so that wouldn't change with 4 RAM sticks.

    What do you recommend?

    Thanks :)

    Oops, looks like I need to use the search feature...

    Do you agree with that statement?
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 5,746   +14

    it is alway best to go with 2 sticks of a larger quantity than 4 of a lesser quantity due to power as well as access and DDR reasons.

    so 2 1gb sticks are better than 4 512s.

    be sure to read the upgrading and troubleshooting ram guide in the guides forum
  3. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 3,372   +47

    Trick question?
  4. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 5,746   +14

    no trick question.

    My answer was clear.
  5. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 6,908   +10

    I agree that the largest modules is wise. However, even better is matched sets purchased together. www.zipzoomfly.com and www.directron.com often have matched sets at significant savings over what many other suppliers offer.
    You should have little trouble selling your existing modules for a good price on eBay when shipping is included.
  6. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Topic Starter Posts: 1,831   +8

    Ok guys, thank you a lot for your responses. I will get those 1GB sticks. It'll be a bit costly, but hey, 2GB for $130 is great!

    Thanks :wave:
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