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  • RealNC
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    Anyway, to get back to the OP, more RAM is always better when you need to choose between dual channel and more RAM. Dual Channel is useless. Yes, I benchmarked it actually. No difference whatsoever, unless you call a 1% faster throughput a "difference".

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  • artsci2
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    Originally posted by RealNC View Post
    4GB DDR2 RAM (2x2GB), even low-latency 4-4-4-12 800Mhz, costs 65$ (50€ here.) I know because I just bought it a week ago

    So 75$ for only 2GB is WAY overpriced.
    Yeah that's my point. DDR2 is much less than half the cost of DDR. At least here it is. I think they are trying to discourage upgrades and get us to buy new gear all around.

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  • RealNC
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    4GB DDR2 RAM (2x2GB), even low-latency 4-4-4-12 800Mhz, costs 65$ (50€ here.) I know because I just bought it a week ago

    So 75$ for only 2GB is WAY overpriced.

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  • artsci2
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    Just an idea here but:

    Go with the 1Gb stick and add another 1Gb when you can afford it.

    Also look at the possibility of buying a MB/CPU combo that uses DDR2.

    The local store has 2Gb DDR2 for $25. Two sticks of 1Gb DDR mem is $75

    (www.digilinkcomputers.com)

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  • MetalheadGautham
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    Thanks. But what about stuff like compile times ?

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  • StringCheesian
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    Here's a benchmark comparing dual to single channel:
    http://www.devhardware.com/c/a/Memory/Dual-Channel/3/

    The difference is small enough that if I were you I would go for 1.25GB.

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