4 X 1 @ 4-4-4-12 or 2 X 2 @ 5-5-5-12

tsponholz

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Sorry, this questions is asked often, but (I think) I have a variation on the theme:

I have a choice of: 4 X 1GB @ 4-4-4-12 or 2 X 5-5-5-12.
- They are both Patriot Extreme Performance PC2-6400.
- Price difference is about $2.
- I will be trying to squeeze them to 1066.

What's the best way to go? Does it make a difference in real world application?

Thanks.
 

Redline24

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huh? I'm supposing you mean 4x1GB or 2x2GB.

Go for 2x2GB unless you plan to never upgrade this rig again.
The slight differences in timings won't make a big difference.