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Any good or bad experiences with different kinds of memory modules? Also do you still have to "build memory evenly"? If I have a 512 MB stick in one bank can I put a 1GB in the other or do I have to do 2 512s or 2 1GB?
It is preferable to use similar chips to build your memory, but I've personally never had problems with uneven chips.
As for "certain kinds" of memory, if you ever use RAMBUS, ONLY use the "error correcting" type. The non-correcting type is literally worthless. It causes your PC to crash uncontrollably regardless of the situation.
Thanks for answering y'all. I think I'll just add another 512 for now. The machine runs good anyway even though it's running several Oracle databases. It just slows down a bit when I get a large .NET project open and about 10 or 12 other windows open for looking at test results in.
What about makers? PNY, Kingston anybody notice any difference in quality or anything?
I guess that you can tell I'm not one that's big on doing much hardware wise. I just know enough about it to add what I need when I need it. I really hate to dig around inside a machine.
I've been a loyal Corsair fan for years, I usually buy their XMS line but their Value Select line is good if you don't plan on overclocking. OCZ is another good company, I've bought their products before and been happy. Crucial is supposedly pretty good as well, but I've had no experience with them personally.
Thanks again Junglizm. I found Crucial yesterday and they had pretty good prices. I'll check out the others that you listed. Maybe while I got all this crap pulled out I'll get me something to get all of these damn cables under control too. That crap drives me buggy.
Ordered a 1 gig module from Crucial. Bastards are part of Micron and they have an entity here so I have to pay sales tax. Got free shipping though.
Now I gotta set aside a night just to swap out some things from one PC to another. I gotta move a bunch of files from one hard drive to another in an older PC then take the hard drive with all of the files on it out and move it to the new PC. New PCs floppy drive never has worked so I think it got unplugged or never di get plugged up gotta fix that.
Then I gotta put the new memory in another PC.
Wouldn't be so bad except for all the dang wires, a limited amount of space and crap like that. Oh well.....let me stop. I'm sure I have bored you enough.
Thanks again to everybody who made up my mind for me though.