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Kickflipkid687
06-04-2005, 11:40 PM
Hi all,


I've decided to get more ram for 3d modeling and model compiling for games. I was looking at getting this corsair 1gb stick http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?ProductCode=80097-59. But, I am currently running 2x256mb sticks of ram dual channel and have 2 more dimms open for dual channel. Now... i was wondering, should I get the 1gb stick, then get another 1gb stick later on and run them dual channel. Or should I go for 2x512 sticks now instead of the gb stick and have 4 dimms running dual channel? Is there advantages/disadvantages of doing these different things?


thanks alot,


Matt

jcbray
06-05-2005, 03:23 AM
Well, the benefit of waiting for the second 1gb is that you'll get another gig. If you get the 2x 512, you'll get DC, but to upgrade a gig after that, u'll either have to lose DC anyways, or have to buy 2x1 gig.

The benefit of DC isn't so great that you can't do without it for a couple months until the next stick.

Kickflipkid687
06-05-2005, 04:05 AM
Hi,


ok thanks alot for the advice :). I will hopefully be getting the other gb stick of ram within 3 weeks or maybe less. I just want better modeling and compiling speeds and also good render times. Right now the ram is my main bottle neck.

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