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I am planning to buy more memory from my Dell dimension 8300 which supports dual channel pc3200. Now I know I have to buy 2 modules to utilize the dual channel. Right now on kingston.com, I am getting a single module of 256 MB for 29.99 AR and thus it will cost me 60 AR for 2 X 256 MB and a matched pair is available for 79.99 AR.
My question is it worth to spend 20 more dollars to get a matched pair? Do you get amazing performace gain or just buying 2 seperate modules from same company work fime too?
Thnaks for your help.
03-24-2004, 09:41 AM
As long as its the same ram, it should be just fine. Matched pairs is mostly marketing IMO.
Thanks for the advise. Atcually i am going to buy it at the same time. its just the matched pair is $20 more then buying 2 modules seperately.
i was just confused about the matching part. what exactly does it mean?
Thanks for clarifing the issue. You Rock. :) :thumbup:
03-24-2004, 02:56 PM
Originally posted by DarkFury
I wouldn't go that far...
I had "mismatched pairs" of Corsair in my system (one I bought when I originally got my first P4 "B"...
Do you understand the word coming outa my mouth?
I said as long as its the same ram it should work. He said he was going to buy 2 sticks of the same stuff at the same time not 6 months later. They should run fine in dual mode.
Are you neffing again?
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