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Memory Fastest RAM combo

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by l3v1ck, 26 Mar 2010.

  1. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

    23 Apr 2009
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    I just bought myself a second pair of matched DDR DIMMS for my PC now that I've upgraded to Windows 7. Thankfully they cost less that £10 on ebay. I say thankfully as one of them is faulty.

    So which will give me better performance?
    1) 1.5 GB PC4400 DDR in single channel mode. (2 x 512MB original + 1 x 512MB new)
    2) 1GB PC4400 DDR in dual channel mode. (2 x 512MB original)


    This may be academic as I'm getting blue screens with the 1st option. I might just have to bin both new sticks and write it off as £10 down the drain.
  2. cdb

    cdb No comment

    25 Apr 2009
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    You could maybe try the mismatched one on it's own. I put an extra 1G in my mums PC a couple of years back and it plyed funny when mixed with the older ram. No blues screens tho.

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