1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

memory despute

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by EYEShurt, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. EYEShurt

    EYEShurt Regular member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2004
    Messages:
    217
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    26
    which is better in performane (both dual chanel) 2x512mb 400mhz or 4x256 400mhz
     
  2. Praetor

    Praetor Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2003
    Messages:
    6,927
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    118
    Probably the 4x256 but its arguable both ways and highly depent on what you're doing. Regardless the technical advantage would be on the order of 10Mbytes/sec so really its kinda meaningless advantage :)
     
  3. john179

    john179 Active member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2003
    Messages:
    1,028
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    I run my system off 2 x 512mb and it works really well as i only have 3 memory slots 4 x 256mb would not be a option for me.I can not see it making that much of a difference has Praetor mentioned.I think it is best to keep all your memory sticks to the same size.If you want to take your system to more than 1gb in the future you will have un even size sticks in your pc then.

    To be honest i do not know how much truth there is in what i have been told in the past that if your memory has different size sticks in it may not perform as well.But just to be on the safe side i keep it this way.Personally i think if you put 2 x 512mb in this gives you room to upgrade in the future without having to discard your memory you already have in as you will have 2 free slots.
    John179
     
  4. Wayne_T

    Wayne_T Regular member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2004
    Messages:
    317
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    26
    Thanks guys me and my friend were having a dispute about this because i said that 2x512mb sticks would perform better and that it would be better if he wanted to upgrade later due to him having 4 RAM slots. this is using a different account.
     
  5. EYEShurt

    EYEShurt Regular member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2004
    Messages:
    217
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    26
    shut up wayne u fool
     
  6. john179

    john179 Active member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2003
    Messages:
    1,028
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    66
    No problem mate glad to help a fellow member

    John179
     
  7. EYEShurt

    EYEShurt Regular member

    Joined:
    May 7, 2004
    Messages:
    217
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    26
    hoka bye
    _X_X_X_X_X_[small][​IMG][/small]
     
    Last edited: Aug 28, 2004

Share This Page