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Jamz April 10, 2008 05:25 PM

which is a better 4gb setup?
 
I have a 2gb kit (2 x 1gb sticks) of Crucial Ballistix pc2-8500 and a 2gb kit (2 x 1gb sticks) of Crucial Ballistix Tracers pc2-8500.

I currently am only using one kit and want to do 4gb but am not sure if using the 2 kits for 4gb or going for a 4gb kit with 2 x 2gb sticks is better for my rig.... I was looking to get the G-Skill pc2-8500 4gb kit

here's my specs:

Xeon 3110 @ 4005 mhz (9 x 445)
Asus Maximus Formula motherboard
HD 3870 video card
Corsair TX650 psu


I'm curious what would be more stable for overclocking the cpu... and what would be more stable if I wanted to overclock the ram.

sswilson April 10, 2008 05:28 PM

There have been many complaints about running the ballistix on the Maximus Formula but with any luck I'm going to get a chance to put 4X1G to the test this weekend.... (I'll let you know what I find out).

Jamz April 10, 2008 05:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sswilson (Post 51069)
There have been many complaints about running the ballistix on the Maximus Formula but with any luck I'm going to get a chance to put 4X1G to the test this weekend.... (I'll let you know what I find out).


I've also heard this... Actually I'm having trouble running my overclock stable at anything other than 1:1 so the sticks I'm using right now are only running at 890 mhz, not even close to rated spec.

In general though I'd still like to know if there's a rule of thumb for 4gb...

2 x 2GB sticks vs. 4 x 1gb sticks


I forgot to mention I'm using Vista Ultimate

Cptn Vortex April 10, 2008 05:54 PM

I'm running 4 x 1gb Ballistix Tracer PC2-6400 4-4-4-12 @ 900MHZ on my Maximus Formula. It is my main folding machine, with a Xeon X3210 @ 3.4GHZ. Never had any stability issues

Eldonko April 11, 2008 07:58 AM

4 sticks should work fine, but all you have to do is try it really.


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