Which of these 2x2gb sticks are the best?

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4gigs is a waist for now, you are going to have all this memory that you paid for and it's not going to give you anymore performance than 2gigs.
Of those, I would go with the patriot because of the lower timing.
 

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I didn't ask for your opinion on whether its a waste or not. The fact is I "have" to spend $240 or more on ram so this is the best option for me.
 

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820144064

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820161230

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820161183

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231122

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220227

Right now I have an MSI 975x Platinum that I might upgrade in the future to a 680i chipset motherboard. I have an e6400 which will for sure be changing to an e6600.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Some motherboards have issues running 2gig DIMMS.

Having 4 gigs or mor of ram can also mess them up.

Im a kingston guy, so I would get the Kingston 4 gig kit.
But if I just wanted 4 gigs, I would get two 2gb (2x1gb) kits for $107 each.
good stuff
 

batjohn

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Newegg doesn't carry the kingston 4gb kit. I need to order it from newegg. Those are the only kits I'm looking at so thats why I listed those.
 

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you're wasting your money.

also, that shirt does NOT go with those socks.

(just kidding)

actually, i'm looking at 2 x 2 GB modules also - wondering which motherboard-RAM combination will work stably with a Quad 6600 running 3D Max & Dragon Naturally Speaking. (some voice recognition to go with my CAD)

and i'm looking at these Patriot modules
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220227

... which i see you have listed.

maybe a good subject for Tom to do an article on ?
 

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you're wasting your money.

also, that shirt does NOT go with those socks.

(just kidding)

actually, i'm looking at 2 x 2 GB modules also - wondering which motherboard-RAM combination will work stably with a Quad 6600 running 3D Max & Dragon Naturally Speaking. (some voice recognition to go with my CAD)

and i'm looking at these Patriot modules
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220227

... which i see you have listed.

maybe a good subject for Tom to do an article on ?

I will say again, I have heard of many issues getting motherboards to work correctly with 2gig DIMMS.

I wouldnt buy any unless I heard from someone with the same exact ram and mobo.

Personally if I wanted 4gigs of ram, I would get two 2gig kits from Kingston Value Ram, for a total of $214. Cheep Cheep
 

batjohn

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The reason I needed to spend more than $240 at newegg specifically is because the ram I have now I bought for that much 2 months ago. Its is going bad and they agreed to refund my money since I was interested in upgrading them I told them to a different brand and speed/size. They agreed but I promised to make sure to order ram that was as much or more than I spent before and I'm a man of my word. In those two months prices have plummetted so thats why I'm looking at 2x2gb instead of 2x1gb.

edit: Decided to try these: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820220227

It seems the information about 2x2gb kits is pretty limited so far out there.
 

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Get the patriot memory as it has the highest performance rating of all the packages shown.I've also heard good things about patriot.Just have not had a chance to use any yet.

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Thanks but for the difference in speed I'd rather have more ram for the future when I switch to vista (probably in a year or so). Don't think the speed increase on those chips would be better than the size increase.