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Old December 23, 2007, 04:55 PM
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If you don't use more than 4 GB of RAM, the extra RAM will basically be deadweight. On the other hand, a good 4GB kit of RAM is probably going to cost more than $150. The CAS 4 stuff still tends to run over $200, and the performance increase is honestly pretty small in real-world applications.

Under the circumstances, I might suggest buying 8 GB, and then seeing how much headroom the first set has. It's CAS 5 at 1.8 V, so cranking it up to 2.0-2.1 might let you drop it to CAS 4. Case in point: My own memory is spec'd at 5-5-5-18, but it's presently running 4-4-4-10 with 2.0 V. You don't get a warranty, but if it fails, you've still got 4 GB that you can play it safe with.
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