Is 2GB RAM enough to start

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December 5, 2009 at 06:57:50
Specs: XP Home, P 4 3.2 / 4GB
I ordered a strip of Corsair DDR3 memory about a week ago and it arrived. Thought I had ordered 2.
Now I am finding it hard to get another strip the same till after Christmas. That’s what I am finding from Play.Com and Amazon.
When I rebuild my Computer at Christmas will 2GB be enough to get me going till the new strip arrives?

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#1
December 5, 2009 at 07:22:19
Do you ever go back & review your other posts? It's kind of pointless to ask questions in these forums if you don't bother to followup on them.

Your system will run with 2GB but at a reduced performance level in single channel mode. If you want the most out of your Core i7, you should be running 6GB (3 x 2GB) in triple channel mode along with a 64-bit operating system. Or you could have gotten 3GB (3 x 1GB) & run either a 32-bit or 64-bit OS.

Core i7 Dual Channel vs Triple Channel Memory Test

Check your other thread:

http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...


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#2
December 6, 2009 at 04:28:25
Many thanks……..when I first thought of upgrading/rebuilding my computer I wanted something that was of the latest design and of course much faster. I posted a message on here to ask advice what board and processor to buy. I was directed to this board and processor and then looking at them on the web with good reviews when ahead and bought them. I only know a little about computers that why I seek all the advice I can get on this sight.

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#3
December 6, 2009 at 07:03:38
"I was directed to this board and processor"

Not in this forum you weren't. You were told NOT to get that board.

"I only know a little about computers that why I seek all the advice I can get on this sight"

Like I said, you were told NOT to get that board, so you may be seeking advice, but you're obviously not taking it.


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#4
December 6, 2009 at 08:14:14
ame: jam
Date: October 31, 2009 at 07:46:45 Pacific
Reply:
I believe the fatestet is the Core i7-975 Extreme which sells for $1000 at newegg. An X58 board will run about $250 +/-.

This was you on October 31 2009

See this link
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...


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#5
December 6, 2009 at 08:54:29
I NEVER said to get a board made by Intel...I said to get a board based on the X58 chipset. And FYI, I deliberately chose the $1000 CPU & $250 board to try to discourage you because it's obvious you don't know what you're doing. If you would have bothered to follow up on that post, I would have told you that I was just kidding, then gave you a *real* recommendation. You never bothered to respond back, so neither did I.

I told you in subsequent threads not to get that board though & I spelled out exactly why it should be avoided...basically because it has no legacy support & it's way overpriced. You found out about the legacy support the hard way when you realized that there's no connections for your IDE drives, plus Intel recommends against IDE controller cards. Of course, if you had read up on that board BEFORE you bought it, I think you would have chose differently.

" Name: jam
Date: November 20, 2009 at 15:55:35 Pacific

Get a board based on the X58 chipset, but don't buy a board made by Intel."

" Name: jam
Date: November 28, 2009 at 16:11:41 Pacific

One of the oddities about your board is that it has 4 RAM slots...most X58 boards have either 3 slots or 6 slots. I don't know why they included a 4th slot because if it's used, you'll take a performance hit. And if you read any reviews, a few of the other knocks against your board are: no IDE support, no floppy drive support, no PS/2 ports, poor location of the 8-pin 12V connector, poor location of SATA connectors, memory voltage limited to a max of 1.6v.

For about $100 less, you could have gotten an X58 board that supported all those things & performs as well or better than your Intel board. It pays to do your homework."

This was all spelled out to you in different responses to different threads, but as I said in my 1st reponse, "It's kind of pointless to ask questions in these forums if you don't bother to followup on them."


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#6
December 8, 2009 at 17:46:31
And once again, no follow up.....

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