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    I currently have 2x 2GB sticks of PQI 800

    I am looking for a 4GB kit of hish speed RAM

    any help would be greatly apreciated
     
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    Can it be 4x1GB or does it have to be 2x2GB?
     
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    only 2 slots on my mobo
     
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    I like sneeky's choice, but what is your budget?
     
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    no recommendations for DDR3 is that not better than DDR2?
     
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    Does your mobo support both?
     
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    I'm assuming if he only has 2 slots, then it is only DDR2. The slots are not compatible with both.
    Edit: That board is DDR2 only.
     
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    Overlooked the two slots part. And you are dead on with the slots not supporting both!
     
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    ohhhhh ok well sneeky's pick is the fastest stuff around?
     
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    There is 1200MHz sticks out there but expect to give a kidney and your first born to afford them!
     
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    In 2x2GB sticks, it's one of the fastest. D9's will clock the best, but not available in 2GB sticks. As sneeky said, faster sticks are out there, but rare and very expensive.
     
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    lrighty then it will be those. Thanks foe all the help guys
     
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    Why not swap out your board instead Sky?
     
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    very good performance and cheap
     
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    why that wouldnt improve my speed any right?
     
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    Some boards handle memory much better than others. Not only that, but it will allow you to use 4 dimm slot. This gives you flexibility to expand your memory, or use 4x1GB D9 sticks.
     
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    is 4x1Gb better than 2x2GB of the same exact memory
     
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    If you have a board that can handle the stress, 4x1GB D9's is about as fast as you will ever find.
     
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    ok then what kind of board would you recomend?
     
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    DFI Blood Iron p35 ($85) plus Buffalo firestix 4x1GB ($100). Excellent budget MB and mery combo on a budget. The Firestix are D9's, and the BL can hadle the stress.
     
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    The BloodIron is good n all, but I don't recommend it cause if you don't have a 65nm cpu to flash 45nm support then that would stink.
     
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    I would stick around with your current board and some PI ram as sneeky said. Should be cheaper in the long run anyway. That g31 Gigabyte board is a great board, I've built many PC's with it. I have the (2x2gb) Black, but they are only DDR2 800, which is plenty fast for me.
     

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