View Full Version : 1 Memory Stick Better than 2?

11-20-02, 11:53 PM
I want to get some PC2700 Corsair memory in the near future and am a little confused about how many sticks I should buy. My choices:

- 1 stick, 512MB for $180
- 2 sticks, 256MB for $208 combined

I swear, I've heard that you get better performance out of just one stick. I've also heard that you get better performance out of two sticks.

That would be great if I could get better performance out of just one stick AND I'd be able to save $28.

I'm also a little confused about the Leadtek's DualDDR the board that will be accomodating the RAM. Will the DualDDR affect my RAM purchase?

11-20-02, 11:56 PM
I'm not sure I'm right but if you use a dual-channel DDR mobo it's better to get 2 x 256

11-20-02, 11:57 PM
If you go for dual channel DDR, you HAVE to buy two as it requires you install the memory in pairs. But if you buy two sticks whether or not you go dual channel, just make sure both sticks perform at the same level as your memory will overall run on the speed of the slowest stick no matter how much faster the other stick is.

11-21-02, 12:03 AM
2 sticks it is then. Thanks!

11-21-02, 04:33 PM
why not 2 of 512? :D

11-21-02, 04:52 PM
Well, if I had that kind of money... ;)