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Tinson
01-04-2011, 06:59 AM
Hello everyone!

I want to buy one 4GB server memory kit. But I don't know which one is right for me.
I live in Toronto, Canada so I am going to purchase them at this company
http://ncix.com/products/index.php?minorcatid=1302

Please tell me If you know any better place to buy memory.

My pc configuration:

DUAL XEON E5420 2.50GHz, 12MB cache, 1333 MHz FSB (Quad−Core)
4GB FBDIMM DDR2 800 REG ECC (2 x 2GB FBDIMMS)

And a screen shot of cpu-z:

http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/3407/myram.png

I am really confused because there are so many kinds. It seems that they only want to sell 2x2GB instead of just 1x4GB. Also, the brand of my memory is Crucial. Can I use memory from other brand together with Crucial? any conflict?

Thanks~!

olson
01-04-2011, 01:22 PM
For the best performance the memory needs to be installed in pairs of two (dual channel). If you want 4GB then buy two 2GB sticks, or 8GB would be two 4GB sticks. Two of these would get you an additional 4GB for about $300 CAD after shipping.

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=32609&vpn=CM72FB2048-800/M&manufacture=Corsair

If you want anything larger then 2GB per module you'll have to shop elsewhere as the rest of their modules are slower (DDR2-667 instead of DDR2-800 like you already have).

Tinson
01-04-2011, 04:47 PM
For the best performance the memory needs to be installed in pairs of two (dual channel). If you want 4GB then buy two 2GB sticks, or 8GB would be two 4GB sticks. Two of these would get you an additional 4GB for about $300 CAD after shipping.

http://ncix.com/products/index.php?sku=32609&vpn=CM72FB2048-800/M&manufacture=Corsair

If you want anything larger then 2GB per module you'll have to shop elsewhere as the rest of their modules are slower (DDR2-667 instead of DDR2-800 like you already have).

Thanks for your help!
Yea, I know I should shop somewhere else but not many local computer stores carry DDR2-800 server memory.

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