Originally Posted by kesmith
@soulsaver, isn't 2x1gb in dual channel supposed to be better than just 1x2gb like you suggested? I'm not worried about it, since I'll probably get Vista when it comes out. Not 100% sure of purchasing it yet or not, I'm still looking for a good solid reason to buy it. Now that I have AlienGUIse installed (basically windowblinds) I can no longer cite "it looks cooler" as a reason.
filling up all 4 dimm slots isnt recomended by any means, what would you rather do, run to 4 diffrent resturants for a buger, fries, soda, milkshake? or go to 1 resturant to get all?
2x2 gig sticks > 4x1 gig sticks
maybe costly as hell but if you can afford 4x1 gig you can afford 1x2 gig for now, and upgrade later
same with if you had 2x512, 1x1 gig > 2x512, the preformence increase for dual channel is 7-10% iirc......(cf)Eclipse on hardforums will help you out with that, im unsure if hed agree, but he knows his shit, he might agree with me tho :P he has in the past many times :P
just dont be caught in a placebo effect, just cause dual channel is better than single channel, doesnt mean YOU will see a diffrence, unless, like Eclipse youre a benchmark junkie, he doesnt brag but others like him brag till the cows come home
my advice would be to get 1 2gig stick, and keep it that way for futureproofing