Is 2 better than 1?

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Sat Nov 11 08:36:10 MST 2006


On Sat, Nov 11, 2006 at 08:17:10AM -0700, Kenneth Burgener wrote:
> I am looking at purchasing 1 GB of RAM for my linux server, and I
> noticed that 512MB of RAM is EXACTLY half the cost of a full 1GB stick
> [1].  Would I have better speed/performance with a 1GB stick or 2 x
> 512MB sticks?
> 
> $144.00 = SuperTalent DDR2 1GB - 800MHz - PC6400 - Dual Channel
> $72.00 = SuperTalent DDR2 512MB - 800MHz - PC6400 - Dual Channel

Also consider that the 1GB stick would leave you with a slot open
which you may wish to fill later on.

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