Memory Stabilization for Four Sticks!! Help!
Hello, as some may noticed I just recently built my gaming rig system. It is awesome, and I did pretty well on my first overclocking project also. Anyways, back to the topic:
Well, I had 1.5GB of ram, Kingston HyperX, on an older rig, which had an XP 3200+ Barton. Upon upgrading my computer rig, for overclocking and serious gaming, to an AMD 64 3200+ (Winchester) and ASUS A8V Deluxe mobo, I couldn't use THREE sticks of my hyper X. With that said I am CURRENTLY using only 1GB of RAM. (My lonely third memory stick is in my closet lol ).
I am planning to buy a fourth stick of memory. Please correct me upon what I found out and heard: I heard that AMD 64 can handle 4 sticks of memory better than an XP. With that said, I also heard that AMD 64 STILL has a performance hit with 4 stick modules in place. IS there ANY way I could stabilize my system at maximum performance with four sticks of memory?? If so, may I ask how? I really don't want to risk buying another Hyper X memory stick and find out it's useless due to a performance hit.
Some suggest that performance hit won't be affected if you use TWO 1GB sticks of memory of HyperX compared to FOUR 512MB sticks of memory. Is this really true? Please understand that I posted a similiar question for my XP computer, and I am hoping that the same situation won't happen to my current AMD64 computer. Thanks to all who reply and I appreciate any suggestions. Thanks again.
Last edited by EL_BaRTO; 06-12-2005 at 11:59 PM.
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CPU: AMD FX-57 @ stock 2.8ghz
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