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What is double sided ram?

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zck250

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Is double sided ram faster than single sided? Is double sided ram just when the chips are on both sides of the pcb? Im getting some Corsair pc-2700, is there any specific stick that is faster?
 

Cisco Kid

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zck250 said:
Is double sided ram faster than single sided? Is double sided ram just when the chips are on both sides of the pcb? Im getting some Corsair pc-2700, is there any specific stick that is faster?

Yeah if ya can get double sided then get double, the single sided that corsair offers is better suited to the P4's. I have been trying to get a good answer to this myself. Check out what I have found . I have found corsair pc2400 double sided cas2 and corsair single sided pc2700 cas 2.

The difference in cost is like $10 less for the 2400 which is double sided , leads me to believe it is better than the pc2700 single sided which did not get very good reviews from those that used it, since some had probs getting it to run cas 2. So I think it is cas 2.5. Link at bottom is a currency converter if you are in US

http://www.ncix.com/Canada/productlist.cfm?majorcatid=101&minorcatid=105

http://www.vr-zone.com/reviews/Memory/DDR333/

review of ddr 333 ram

http://www.xe.com/ucc/

Cisco KId
 
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zck250

zck250

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Do both single sided and double sided have a bandwidth of 2.7 gb/s? If i were buying 256mb would it be double sided anyway. I've got some pc-2700 kingmax and it is double sided, but i hear Corsair is better cuz it's cas 2. Im confused:beer:
 

Cisco Kid

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zck250 said:
Do both single sided and double sided have a bandwidth of 2.7 gb/s? If i were buying 256mb would it be double sided anyway. I've got some pc-2700 kingmax and it is double sided, but i hear Corsair is better cuz it's cas 2. Im confused:beer:

Corsair would be what I would choose If I was to buy and I imagine the bandwidth should be the same if both are rated cas 2. But go for the double sided if you can, send them an email see what they say.

cisco Kid