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2 x 512Mb or 4 x 256Mb dual channel?

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New Member
May 18, 2003
Can someone tell me what configuration would be best for overclocking? Lot's of users tell that the are getting better results on 256Mb modules than on 512Mb modules. But what about 2x512Mb compared to 4x256Mb?

I have a Asus P4G8x and a P4 3,[email protected] fsb 152.

I want to buy Corsair so quality should not be an obstacle.


Inactive Moderator
Jul 12, 2002
Offhand I would expect 2 512MB sticks to be the way to go, but it shouldn't matter in any event. I believe your chipset is limited to a 1:1 ratio between the fsb and the ram, so you are only running the ram 304MHz at your 152fsb. Any ram should do this without drama. Your board hits a wall at around 190fsb where things get very critical, but should be tolerant of whatever configuration of ram you want to throw it at 152fsb.

As well since the fsb limits at 190 on the board the ram won't have to run any faster than 380MHz in any event. Any quality PC3200 ram should do this (get Winbond). I've seen people run Samsung on these boards and be fine, where Samsung is limiting in many other applications. No reason to buy little modules, 380MHz is no challange for the big ones.