how to pick ram sticks

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by FishBoy, Jan 17, 2005.

  1. between all the hardware parts in a computer the ram is the only piece that i dont know much about, can anyone help me understand them and which brands are the best?
    like what is ddr 2, the speed of them and all these numbers on them etc... thx
     
  2. ummm can anyone delete this thread coz i double posted it by mistake, while posting the first one i got the DB error thingy so i went back and pressed post again sorry :S
     
  3. NetRyder

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    Taken care of. :)
     
  4. thx netryder
     
  5. ming

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    I don't know a lot about these stuff myself, so this thread will be of interest to me once others contribute to the information. :)
    However, I have read somewhere recently that DDR ram run at frequencies of 266, 333 and 400MHz while DDR2 can run from 400, 450? and 533MHz. Probably a mistake in the 450MHz figure.
    As far as I recall, there isn't any point in leaping to DDR2 ram just yet as you would notice very little difference between them and the DDR ram in terms of performace. They are looking at ways to improve the performance with the nForce boards at the moment, but I doubt the boards will be available until later half of this year.
     
  6. thx ming for the info :)

    there is also a thing that's called dual channel ddr what's special about it?
     
  7. ming

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    Rather than have all the data going through one stick of memory at any one time, why not have it split up into two which is supposed to make things run faster? :)
     
  8. lancer

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    Dual memory effectively doubles the Mhz of the chips involve, thats whats supposed to happen anyway.
     
  9. Bman

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    Can you have dual 2gb (1g x 2) ??