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    Slower 1GBx2 vs. Faster 512x2

    Iím sorry if this was discussed already but I couldnít find a related thread.

    Since 1 GB sticks achieve more relaxed timings then 512mb sticks, which setup will be better for overall computer performance:
    more relaxed timing 1gb x 2
    or
    tighter timing 512mb x 2

    Examples of ram Iím currently looking at: (after rebate price is the same)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146890

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227210

    also I read that 1gb sticks donít overclock as well as 512, is that true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHECKERED
    Iím sorry if this was discussed already but I couldnít find a related thread.

    Since 1 GB sticks achieve more relaxed timings then 512mb sticks, which setup will be better for overall computer performance:
    more relaxed timing 1gb x 2
    or
    tighter timing 512mb x 2

    Examples of ram Iím currently looking at: (after rebate price is the same)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146890

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820227210

    also I read that 1gb sticks donít overclock as well as 512, is that true?
    i would get the 2gb one, almost the same timings
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    Quote Originally Posted by redrumy3
    i would get the 2gb one, almost the same timings
    right, but what about overclocking, I need to get at least DDR450 out of these, the 512 sticks have proven themselves but not the 1GB

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    Pick up 2 gigs of UCCC, it's cheap, OCs well, and will outperform any single gig for gaming and such.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eldonko
    Pick up 2 gigs of UCCC, it's cheap, OCs well, and will outperform any single gig for gaming and such.
    yes plan on buying some tomorrow
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    Gigabyte Z87X-UD4H F10
    Evga GTX 980 | SamSung Evo 120GB SSD
    Evga 850W G2 | Asus Xonar Essence STX
    Asus PG279Q G-Sync IPS 1440P 165Hz

    Beyerdynamic DT-990 | Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
    SteelSeries Rival Fade | White Ducky Shine 4 | Corsair 760T


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