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    I have 4 x 512mb 64Mx64 pc3200 CL2 Crucial Ballistix or I could use 2 x 1gb 64Mx8 pc3200 CL3 Super Talent. I don't really understand what the 64Mx64 or 8 means. If anyone wants to give me their opinion or an explanation that would be great.;)
     
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    If you overclock, go with the Super Talent. If not, go with the Ballistix.
     
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    well, I could overclock the memory too I guess. I kind of want to use 2 of the 512s somewhere else and am just wondering if I will see any noticable performance decrease in games if i switched to the 2 x 1gb Supertalents.
     
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    With the 2x1gb, you'll be able to overclock farther. You won't see a noticible decreace in performance.
     
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    what about the 64Mx64 on the 512 vs the 64Mx8 on the 1gb?
     
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    64Mx64 traditionally refers to the memory's "height" and "width" which will determine its total capacity. 64 megabytes by 64 bits (or 8 bytes) is 512 megabytes. I'm not quite sure how 64x8 is supposed to be 1 gigabyte for the super talent RAM. That should be 128Mx64 for each DIMM. Perhaps the 64x8 refers to each individual chip on the DIMM, with 8 of those chips on each side.

    And memory's primary contribution to the performance of your system is its capacity, not its type. You won't perceive a difference if you keep the same overall amount of RAM.
     
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    Thanks Graogrim....it does look like 8 on each side.:toast:
     

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