Casey Bralla on 31 Mar 2009 14:47:10 -0700

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[PLUG] Memory Questions - Advice Needed

For some strange reason, I still appear to be getting older every year.  (In 
my mind, I'm still 25, but I digress).   Oddly, people seem to give me 
presents every April for the simple fact that I've survived another year.   
This year, I plan to pool all my "winnings" and build a new computer.

I'm considering a couple of options for RAM, and would welcome advice from 
this august body.

My AMD system will be able to handle DDR2-1066 "Dual Channel" memory.  
Scanning New Egg, I see that DDR2-1066 often come in pairs, or as single 
SIMMs.  From a performance standpoint, is there a difference worth arguing 
over separate of single SIMMs?

I also have noticed that DDR2-800 memory is a bit cheaper, which may allow me 
to put more memory in the machine.   I understand that -1066 (great number 
BTW.  What's next, "666" memory?) memory is faster, but do you think I will 
see a practical difference in speed between -800 and -1066 memory?


Casey Bralla
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