Memory Question: 1066 or 800

djack171

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Hey, Still working on the build and had another question. This time about ram. I heard if you have 4gigs of ram the overclock is worse? Because it goes off your lowest stick or something. So here are my questions:

1.) Should I overclock with 4gig or 2? And if the answer is 2, would it be ok to put the other 2 sticks in after the overclock? And do 4 sticks really matter unless your getting 64bit?

2.) For overclocking and gaming, is 1066 better then the 800 sticks? Been reading alot about it but dont know what to make.

Thanks!
 

SasparillaMayonase

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1.) Should I overclock with 4gig or 2? And if the answer is 2, would it be ok to put the other 2 sticks in after the overclock? And do 4 sticks really matter unless your getting 64bit?

2.) For overclocking and gaming, is 1066 better then the 800 sticks? Been reading alot about it but dont know what to make.
Thanks!

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2) Yes
 

nobly

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1.) Should I overclock with 4gig or 2? And if the answer is 2, would it be ok to put the other 2 sticks in after the overclock? And do 4 sticks really matter unless your getting 64bit?
This question is more like how much RAM should I get? Its up to you and what you do. Unless you're doing some big photoshop/video editing, i'd say get 2GB and overclock. When you go to 4 sticks you will have to reevaluate your overclock to determine if its stable.

2.) For overclocking and gaming, is 1066 better then the 800 sticks? Been reading alot about it but dont know what to make.
Higher freq is better for overclocking. For gaming, kinda questionable.