2GB of Good Memory OR 4GB of cheap memory

January 7, 2011 at 10:26:12
Specs: Windows 7 Pro. 32bit, Intel Celeron E1400, 1gb
hi was wondering iv just bought, GieL 2GB kit 2x1gb 800 cl4, Would i have been better off buying lower quality 2x 2GB sticks instead, for example Kingston ValueRam 2gb cl6 sticks. ill be playing gta4, saints row 2...

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January 7, 2011 at 10:54:28
Obviously 4GB is better than 2GB but you're not going to play games well without a decent video card. The integrated Intel GMA 3100 isn't good for gaming,


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January 7, 2011 at 11:07:06
yeah i have 5570 ddr5 gfx.

so your saying 4gb of slower memory is better?

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January 7, 2011 at 11:38:05
What do you mean by "slower"? They're both pairs of DDR2-800, aren't they? 4GB trumps 2GB every time. Are you concerned about the latency - CAS4 vs CAS6? The latency has nothing to do with it, more RAM is better! I guarantee if you had 4GB of CAS4 vs 4GB of CAS6 you would never notice the difference unless you ran specific benchmarks that checked for memory performance. Even then, the differences would be minor.

Get the 4GB of CAS5 RAM for $60 that I linked to in my other response.

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January 7, 2011 at 13:15:15
2 late i bought the 2gb kit, s*********************t..

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January 7, 2011 at 13:26:57
well the 2gb kit will overclock better..

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January 7, 2011 at 14:15:55
"well the 2gb kit will overclock better.."

Is that a statement or a question? To overclock the Celeron E1400, you will need to underclock the RAM, not overclock it. Do you even know how to overclock your system? The E1400 will easily do 3.2GHz & your board is capable of 1333FSB+, so you should shoot for the CPU at 3.167GHz (9.5 x 333MHz) with the RAM running in sync at 333MHz (DDR667).

You obviously made the wrong RAM choice, but if you had already ordered it, why did you even bother to ask?

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