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QUAD2X4096-8500C5DF vs 2x TWIN2X2048-8500C5D


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I am building an EVGA 680i (122-CK-NF68-A1) with an Intel Core 2 Duo E6850. For the last three weeks I could not find any authorized Corsair retailer that has a QUAD2X4096-8500C5DF.


I want 4GB RAM and would like to know if there are compatibility issues if I purchase two TWIN2X2048-8500C5D and the fan. I do not plan to over-clock except for EPP (SLI ready memory) to run the RAM at the rated speed.


If it is better to get the quad, do you have any suggestions on where to look?



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I'm a n00b when it comes to selecting memory for pc so let get me that out of the way first.:!:


I've been looking at the same modules as Jagdpanther and many others in the compatible chart the past few days.


Current setup (I can Crysis MP Beta just fine)

Vista 64 Ultimate

EVGA 680i (122-CK-NF68-A1)

4GB CRUCIAL 1GB DDR2 PC5300 came with (Alienware pc I bought last year)

Pentium D EE 965 3.73 GHZ

BFG 8800 GTX OC (factory OC)


I will be installing an Intel Core 2 Duo E6850 coming this Thursday.


I just don't know what would be the best memeory to get I mainly use my pc for gaming, surfing the web and downloading. Too much info too take in on all these different choices and I don't want to waste money and I would like to gets the right modules the first time.


Thanks for any help

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With the CPU you have now the memory you have would be the best choice and getting faster memory would have little or no improvement because of that CPU.

However, if you go to a 1333 or 1066 FSB CPU I would suggest Twin2x4096-6400C5DHX for best performance.

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