Two 512MB Ram sticks or 1GB

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

17RiCkE17

Thread Starter
Joined
Dec 17, 2005
Messages
70
Is it better if you get two 512MB Ram sticks or just get a single 1GB Ram stick
 
Joined
Feb 20, 1999
Messages
51,022
17RiCkE17 said:
Is it better if you get two 512MB Ram sticks or just get a single 1GB Ram stick
I prefer two 512s--the advantage being that you can troubleshoot problems by swapping out the one or the other stick. Two may actually work a little faster (athough I've heard the opposite), but its neglible. To me, the troubleshooting aspect is the key. Also, if you have only one stick and it goes bad--your computer may not boot at all whereas with two, only one will go bad at a time.

Anyway, I was faced with the same choice and opted for two stick rather than one. Now if you are going to have two Gigs of Ram, then you are of course better off with two 1 Gig sticks. But if you have only one Gig, then you are better off with two 512s.
 
Joined
Nov 22, 2005
Messages
869
Also, if you have a matched pair you can use them to run faster on a mother board that supports Dual Channel it would run faster.

However, if you plan to upgrade in the near future, 1x1GB will free up RAM slots.
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Staff online

Top