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    what memory to get?

    what would be a better choice for setting up dual channel DDR on my GA-8IPE1000?

    2 x 256MB with a 2.5 latency for $199.

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    2 x 512MB with a 3.0 latency for $293.75

    both brands are OCZ DDR533. I know both latency and the amount of memory affect the performance but i don't know what matters more. thanks. I know obviously i can get 2 512mb with a 2.5 latency but its too much money. any input would be appreciated. I will be overclocking by the way just to make that clear.

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    Go for the gig o' ram in dual channel mode. You'll get better performance with that setup.
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    what about overclocking? will i get better results with a lower latency?

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    You probably will get better scores running your FSB high while your memory lower at tight (2-2-2) timings, using a 5:4 ratio. Depending on what processor you have, however, it may differ. Which processor do you have, I assume it's a 800FSB Intel P4, but what clock/multiplier.

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    i have a 2.6C. I don't really know what the ratio is. i don't see any type of setting in my bios like that. but anyway, your saying a 2.5 latency would give me better speeds even though its 512MB less then the 3.0 latency? or are you saying that i will be able to overclock more with the 2.5 latency and that will make it faster. Thanks for responding.

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    bump...

    i need to get ram soon to complete my computer... more input would really help

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    get the 2.5 kit because it will do better memory timings then advertised.

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    well won't the 3.0 do better also then and run stable at 2.5? is that what your saying. because if i could get a gig of ram and run it at 2.5 i'd definatly do that.

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