Is 2 better than 1?

Doran Barton fozz at iodynamics.com
Sat Nov 11 19:18:58 MST 2006


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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

For dual-channel boards, you definitely want to pair up your RAM to get the
best performance.

> [1] http://www.ebccomputers.com/index.php?op=pub_display_parts&id=8

Uh... Whew boy. You should probably check the PLUG archives for past
discussions of local hardware resellers, particularly the stuff about EBC.

<http://www.resellerratings.com/seller1802.html>

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