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    I am upgrading my ram and i want to know the best way to configer it. I want to use 1 gig of corsair xms timming 2 3 3 6
    should i use 2 512 meg sticks or 4 256 meg sticks.if i used 4 sticks of 256 would it run in duel channel mode? the reason i ask is you can get better timmed ram goinng with the 4 sticks of 256
    than if you use 2 sticks of 512. plus its also cheaper to use 4 sticks. Thanks in advance!


    ooh yea it will be goinng in a asua p4800d e deluxe mobo
    with a pentium 4 2.8:D :D :D :D
    Intell celeron 2.4/biostar u8668-d mobo /256 meg ddr 266mhz ram /not oc yet / lg 52x32x52cdrw /wd 80g 8mb hd/
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    Stick with 2 x 512MB as ya more likely to run into probs with 4 x 256MB especially if ya intend to overclock.
    BTW ya can get both XMS3200 and XMS3500 twin packs in both 512MB and 1024MB packs with timings of 2-3-2-6.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggo
    Stick with 2 x 512MB as ya more likely to run into probs with 4 x 256MB especially if ya intend to overclock.
    BTW ya can get both XMS3200 and XMS3500 twin packs in both 512MB and 1024MB packs with timings of 2-3-2-6.
    My 2 x 512MB XMS3200 runs at 2-2-2-6 quite happily.

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    thanks i will go with 2 512 sticks
    Intell celeron 2.4/biostar u8668-d mobo /256 meg ddr 266mhz ram /not oc yet / lg 52x32x52cdrw /wd 80g 8mb hd/
    ob video .

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    ssolive, one thread only will do just fine.
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefy
    My 2 x 512MB XMS3200 runs at 2-2-2-6 quite happily.
    Actually I have older XMS3200 and XMS3500 modules here that are rated at those speeds but I run them at 2-2-2-5 but the memory chips used in them are no longer made which is why the fastest Corsair now sell are rated by them at 2-3-2-6. That Corsair's ratings but yes a lot of modules will run faster timings than their ratings (especially with more voltage applied to them).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggo
    Actually I have older XMS3200 and XMS3500 modules here that are rated at those speeds but I run them at 2-2-2-5 but the memory chips used in them are no longer made which is why the fastest Corsair now sell are rated by them at 2-3-2-6. That Corsair's ratings but yes a lot of modules will run faster timings than their ratings (especially with more voltage applied to them).
    Ah, that makes sense then. Mine probably could go 2-2-2-5, but I didn't bother pushin it.

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    Originally posted by Wiggo
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    Stick with 2 x 512MB as ya more likely to run into probs with 4 x 256MB especially if ya intend to overclock.
    BTW ya can get both XMS3200 and XMS3500 twin packs in both 512MB and 1024MB packs with timings of 2-3-2-6.
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    My 4 sticks run @ 2.3.2.5 no problems at all

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    Well 2 X 512mb sticks yields better performance than 4 X 256mb

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    You may be right there, but I got 2 sticks to start off with and then doulbed them 8 months later:cheers:

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