This could be a bit of strange question.
So basicly u can get RAM in different ways, (1) 2048 mb non-ECC x2 (2x 1gb). (2) 2x 1024 mb non-ECC x2 (4x512). (3) Buy 2 sepperate sticks of 1024 mb non-ECC Do these things have great differences in speed? Concidering they have great differences in cost. 1 costs 200 euro 2 costs 149 euro 3 costs 129 euro All same brand and speed.
And in case of difference is speed, is it worth the difference in money?
1) Is the slowest option because you lose out on dual channel. Costs more because the higher density 2gb sticks are more difficult to produce. The only reason to buy this one that I can think of, is if you're going to upgrade to 2gb RAM in the near future. Which I assume you're not.
2) Basically guarantees that you get dual channel.
3) It's not guaranteed that you'll get dual channel, but you still should.
So I'd go for 3. It's highly likely that two identical sticks bought seperately from the same brand will work with dual channel. It can be picky, but not that picky. Not much point paying €20 extra for something that the cheapest option gives you.
1) Not 2gb stick, but 2x 1 gb stick in dual channel.. This is what most ppl have. 2) another downside is if I ever want to update, all my memory slots are used.
3) dont think this is dual channel tbh. With dual channel it says non-ECC 2x at the discription. If it is a single modular, yet dual channel it says non-ECC 1x at discription. The ones mentioned here only said non-ECC. Atleast this is how I figured it, but dont know. Maybe u know :)
1) Read it wrong, sorry.
2) Yup, sucks if you ever have to upgrade. Also, on many motherboards 4 sticks will run slower than 2 sticks.
3) If you buy one then it won't be using two channels and so...can't be dual channel. But if you buy two sticks and put them in the right slot, it should work in dual channel (which is what your post said, so it's what I assumed you were thinking of doing). Are you sure it's €129 for both sticks? I doubt that a memory company would price a matched pair at €200, and sell unmatched ones for €65 each (ie two for €129)...doesn't make sense.
Ya could do with labelling things a bit better mate...for example, your first one says 2048mb x2...now that's 4gb in a 2x2gb configuration; which isn't what you meant. Your second one says 2x 1024mb x2 which is 4gb in a 4x1gb configuration; which isn't what you meant either. That's why I took the first one as being a single 2gb stick, and the second one as being a pair of 1gb sticks - because that's what it said at the start of the line.
Sorry about the wrong labelling, but thats how it was written on the site the sells them. E.G. If u buy a 2gb, that has 2 modulars.. so actually 2x 1 gb, it says 2048 mb 2x. So I thought that was how it was written in general.
Here it is 200,02 euro for the 2048 mb and 64,24 euro for a single 1gb stick. Both same brand and same speed... http://www.azerty.nl/producten/product_detail/177/5595/corsair-valueselect-2048-mb-ddr2-pc5300-667-mhz-2-x.html
Ok, fair enough. I'd go with two of the single modules (your second link). The 2048mb set is just two of them together anyway, so there's no point paying €70 extra.
Bad labelling on the site. There's probably a limit on the title length and the end got cut off (so it says "2x" rather than "2x1024mb").
So they changed the price of the products.
2x 512mb x2 147 euro 2 sepperate 1 gb sticks 141 euro 1024 mb x2 (dual channel) 165 euro
Is it worth now to go for the 3rd options to avoid possible problems with dual channel?
I'd buy 2 separate 1 GB, if they are the same, it's highly probable you can set them on dual channel(*)... no need to pay more, and you use 2 slots.
* : and if you don't, well, that's no big deal, is it ? ^^
I have four ram slots on my comp, and not enuff cash to put a gig in each one.
Well, then put 1 gig in one of them, then wait to have more cash to put some in the others ? ^^