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4x1024 or 2x 2twinx1024?


viper_be

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I am running on a Asus P4C800 deluxe board, and currently am running without problems using a twinx512 set.

 

I want to buy new RAM and I know the old ones will not work with the new ones, I got that confirmed earlier.

 

What I do wonder:

 

I can buy 4gig in

 

4 X CORSAIR XMS 1024Mo PC3200

 

OR

 

2 X CORSAIR Twinx XMS 2x1024Mo PC3200

 

What is the added value of the twinx compared to the single 1gig ones ? As the Twinx are a damn side more expensive. (656euro compared to 960euro for 4gig)

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The TwinX sticks are hand tested as a matched pair to guarantee compatibility in dual channel MOBOs. They are technically the same as any equivalent stick not sold in a TwinX pair. However, with the added testing, Corsair guarantees that the TwinX pair will run as advertised in a dual channel MOBO. If you buy the sticks seperately Corsair does not make this guarantee.

 

In the US the TwinX kits are typically priced within $5-$10 US of 2 seperate sticks. In many cases, I have even seen a TwinX pair cheaper than 2 seperate sticks. I'd check around your vendors. The price difference should not be so significant.

 

FWIW, I have tested my P4C800 machines with 4 sticks. They do well with the PC3200 XL, 2 TwinX 1024mb kits. The PC4000 Pro is equally good with 4 sticks.

 

Mike.

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Yes, but you may not be able to run them at Cass 2 with all four modules installed and with this chipset you will not see the whole 4.0 Gig of Ram. I would not suggest more than one set of modules for best performance.
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Yes, but you may not be able to run them at Cass 2 with all four modules installed and with this chipset you will not see the whole 4.0 Gig of Ram. I would not suggest more than one set of modules for best performance.

 

 

I need the 4gig... what modules would you suggest(think budget, not perf as long as they work I'm happy) ?

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