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RAM: Which one - 1x1GB or 2x512MB


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Knuckle_Buster

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Howdy All,

I am working on a new build:

AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3000BPBOX - Retail
DFI DAGF NForce 4 MB
Seagate SATA 160GB HDD
Video Card - undecided

RAM: 1GB ???

The RAM is where the question comes in.
The DAGF supports 1000MHz Hyper Transport, do I need 2 banks of RAM (2x512MB) or can I use 1x1GB?

Which option will provide the best performance?

THanks.
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The 2 512s will do better.
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Thanks Warriorscot.

Is that because of the dual channel?
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Pretty much, also more reliable.
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