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cheema

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I currently have corsair CMX1024-3500LLPRO XMS3500 1024MB 438MHz ram. I have 2 gigs right now and would like to get two more 1 gig sticks. Any recommendations on any good cheap ram? Also, should I get two 1 gig sticks or just one 2 gig stick? Which one would be better performance wise?

Current mobo is k8n neo4 platinum non-sli. I built this computer 4-5 years ago and know it's old but I think if I add some more ram I should be good to go.
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If you can, try and get the exact same set. It's always best to match RAM sets.
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If you have the slots, get 2x 1GB sticks. That way if one dies you are still +1GB. I like to always keep the same amount of memory in each slot.

Just my opinion :)
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I'm trying to look for the exact same ram but can't find the cmx1024-3500llpro. Can somebody post a link?
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It isn't critical or necessary to match the ram to the same exact brand/model, it just helps avoid confusion and possible issues with the BIOS. Don't stress too much if you can't find the same set - if the original ram was purchased 4-5 years ago the chances of finding the same type are slim.
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Which of the following should I buy? I am assuming my ram is DDR.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820146366

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820211296

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231047

I am leaning towards the g.skill just because it has a lot more reviews.

Edited by cheema, 11 June 2009 - 11:51 AM.

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Not much difference in any of those (if any). All should work fine and all have lifetime warranty so go for the g.skill if thats what your learning towards.
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This might help: Crucial Memory Advisor™ tool http://www.crucial.com/
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that tool is very helpful. Thank you.
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