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Nightstalker
07-29-2003, 09:39 PM
in theory ( or in my theory anyway) 2 x 128 ddr sdram in dual channel made would be as good as 1 x 512 sdram........right or wrong and why? :group:

Anti
07-29-2003, 10:17 PM
Well no. 512mb of ram is better than 256mb. If you were to compare 1x512 to 2x256 in dual channel. Then the 2x256 would be about 5-10% better. That's about all the increase that benchmarks show. Or if you are talking about the 512mb not being DDR:confused: then yes. That also can depend on board and cpu. Some Intel boards with pc133 bench better than some DDR systems.

Anti
07-30-2003, 01:41 AM
Just so no one thinks I’m crazy. Here’s a shot of the ranking in Sandra’s cache and memory bench. I know it’s not a real good example so take it as you will and, I’m just going to be quite now.
Quote “It’s better to be thought a fool. Than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.”

Nightstalker
07-31-2003, 01:46 AM
hhhhmmmmmmm.......
i guess thats why i said 1 x 512 sdram
and 2 x 128 ddr sdram

but i'll take the blame for not saying pc 133 sdram-----cas 2-----non ecc------unbuffered.

jeez can't anyone read .


oh well finished venting now, nothin' personal.

Anti
07-31-2003, 01:15 PM
Sorry about that. Started to respond then realized I might be readin it wrong. : omg: It can still depend on the quality of the ram but IMO yes it would be better. Mainly due to the speed.

edit:
Ok if I understand your question. The DDR is just faster, but it doesn’t have the same capacity as the 512 SDRAM. Yes the pc133 would’ve helped me at least. : peace:

Wiggo
07-31-2003, 05:32 PM
PC2100 (133MHz or 266DDR) has twice the usable bandwidth of PC133 (133MHz). :beer:

Blueyes
08-16-2003, 02:12 AM
Bringing this back up cuz I have a question and didnt want to start another thread

was over on newegg site looking at this

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewproduct.asp?featureitem=1&description=20-145-420&DEPA=0

now please explain to me what the difference is from that and this cuz I'm baffled I see one is platinum and one is not

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?submit=manufactory&catalog=147&manufactory=1666&DEPA=0

metallicat666
08-16-2003, 02:31 AM
the 'platinum' memory is DDR3200 (400mhz) which is faster than the non platinum memory which is DDR2700 (333mhz) the platinum also has heatspreaders attached to it

Blueyes
08-16-2003, 02:35 AM
my bad I gave wrong link oopsies ;)

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?submit=manufactory&catalog=147&manufactory=1666&DEPA=0


now whats the difference with this heat spreader is that a good thing?


blast its still the same link? freaky cuz i'm copying it as I"m looking at it I dunno its a 3200 as well but its not platinum...

metallicat666
08-16-2003, 02:43 AM
the heat spreader is meant to spread the heat from the memory chips over a larger area so more heat will be transferred to the air this link (http://www.themodfathers.com/articles/heatspreader.php) should give you any information you want about them
as for the platinum memory i think it is higher quality but im not sure

Blueyes
08-16-2003, 02:48 AM
tks that helped....

theyneverknew
08-16-2003, 03:43 AM
Actually Corsair sells all of its XMS modules with either a black or platinum heatspreader, the memory modules are identical, only the color of the heatspreader differs, assuming you buy modules that are rated the same :cheers:

amd_man2005
08-16-2003, 12:38 PM
Ah the HeatSpreader myth, They arent really needed at all, I had PC3200 OC'ed to a 220FSB @ 2.9V running extreme timings, and they never even got hot without HeatSpreaders