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2GB 400mhz DDR or 1.5 GB 200mhz DDR?

by dirtyrich / September 7, 2006 4:02 AM PDT

I have an ASUS K8N socket 754 MB (AMD 64 3200), and recently bought a stick of 1GB PC3200 DDR to upgrade from 2 sticks of 512MB PC3200 DDR.

I initially intended to just pop it into the third slot to give me 2GB RAM, then realized that by doing so, I slashed my DDR speed in half.

So, I can use the 1GB and one 512MB to keep the speed at 400mhz, or use all three. My question is, which configuration will provide better speed?

By the way, I use my comp for gaming (Oblivion, Everquest 2, etc.) and will leave up AIM and sometimes WMP while I play.


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ooops...1.5GB 400mhz or 2GB 200mhz
by dirtyrich / September 7, 2006 4:16 AM PDT

just noticed I got the combinations mized up in the title... that should be 1.5GB 400mhz or 2GB 200mhz

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google gadget-news linked this as a top story?
by ryan888888 / September 7, 2006 5:15 AM PDT


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(NT) (NT) huh?
by dirtyrich / September 7, 2006 6:14 AM PDT
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2GB 400mhz DDR or 1.5 GB 200mhz DDR
by Bob__B / September 7, 2006 7:23 AM PDT

If I had the 3 sticks in hand and I had the test vehicle (games) I would just install the sticks in different configs and test.

You might find it's a trade off.

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