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Which Ram is better?


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deivid725

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This is just a quick question

I was wondering is it is better to buy a 4gb one strip of ram that has 800mhz or 2 strips of 2gb that are 800mhz but are enhanced latency?(They both cost exactly the same & both are ddr2) :help:
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This is just a quick question

I was wondering is it is better to buy a 4gb one strip of ram that has 800mhz or 2 strips of 2gb that are 800mhz but are enhanced latency?(They both cost exactly the same & both are ddr2) :help:


Your question has more than one answer as it depends on the circumstances, dual channel Ram works better in pairs so if your MB can accept 8GB or more of Ram you would be better to go with a single 4GB stick now and add a second 4GB stick when you are able, if you were to use 2X2GB sticks now when you come to upgrade again you would have to purchase the Ram as a pair as inserting just a single stick would be pointless.

Use the Crucial system scanner tool to find the best recommended Ram for your system, no need to purchase from there, write down the details and shop around for the best deal http://www.crucial.c...ner/?click=true let us know what is suggested and we can also look for you.

Remember the lower the Cas Latency the better the Ram and a 64-bit OS works best with 8GB of Ram, post your MB and present Ram details so we can have a look for you.
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I just bought a ASUS M4N78 Pro i liked it because it could support am3 aswell as am2+ and am2.
Its either between...

Patriot Memory PGS24G6400ELK 4 GB
http://www.amazon.co...y/dp/B002HJBK5G

or

Patriot Memory Signature PSD24G8002 RAM Module 4gb x 1
http://www.overstock...ord}&adtype=pla

My motherboard can support up to 16gb. It has 4 ddr2 channels. Hope this helps. :happy:
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The first thing I should mention is that there is no Patriot memory on your MBs QVL see the Memory/Device Support tab @ http://uk.asus.com/M.../M4N78_PRO/#MSL this means that no Patriot Ram has been tested and passed as compatible with your MB so it may not be compatible and unfortunately the best Ram I could find was only available as a 16 GB kit, expensive and out of stock http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231183
What did the Crucial system scanner tool suggest?
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See what Gskill has to offer on various sites and the price. Some of the gskill is even tested as compatible on your mobo. Corsair, kingston, mushkin, ocz are other brands that have been tested as compatible ( you will have to look on the mobo website). You should be fine running any of those brands..
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