I'm not aware of any drawbacks using just 1 stick of 1gb as opposed to two of 512. Someone else might be able to enlighten us both.
If your motherboard supports DDR-400, go for that, of course - although, check what your CPU frequency is - some would say it's better to have the same frequency for both.
CL is latency - the lower latency, the faster the memory. From my own experience, CL2.5 is noticeably faster than CL3.
General advice - memory is key to computer perfomance; buy branded memroy from makers like Kingston, Crucial, Corsair, and not generic unknown makes.
A good place to get memory is from Crucial's own site - http://www.crucial.com/uk/ - they'll also advise you on the best compatible memory for your motherboard and their prices should be well within your budget.
I'm looking to upgrade the amount of RAM I have in my system, but have run into a few technical things which I'm unsure of.
Information was collected from EVEREST
DDR SDRAM DDR-333 256mb Unbuffered PC2700 (166MHz) DIMM CL2.5
I want to upgrade to 1GB, with either 1x1gb or 2x512mb. My motherboard only has 2 DDR DIMM RAM slots, so is it better to use 1x1gb incase I want to upgrade again in future? are there any disadvantages to only have a 1gb stick?
I've been searching around for PC2700 for the last few days, and just noticed that everest says it supports other types:
Supported RAM: DDR-266 SDRAM, DDR-333 SDRAM, DDR-400 SDRAM
Since DDR-400 is supported, does that mean I can use PC3200 ram instead of 2700 and have no problems? I'd rather buy the faster sticks if they'll work.
These are the PC3200 I've been looking at:
Are they any good and will they be supported okay?
My price range is