4x512mb vs 2x1GB PC2700 for Powermac G4 MDD

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  1. drnebulous macrumors regular

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    Are there any differences between 4x512MB vs 2x1GB? 4x512 is cheaper for me, but if it's going to be worse then I'll just get 2x1. It's PC2700 333MHz for my Powermac G4 MDD Dual 867MHz.

    Also, is PC2700 the best I can have?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    I think the four 512MB sticks is faster than the two 1GB sticks. Also, not all MDDs work well with or will use 1GB sticks.
     
  3. harrymatic macrumors 6502

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    I did try using different arrangements of memory in my MDD, although I didn't really notice any difference in performance between 2x1GB and 4x512MB. The only reason you'd need to go with the 2x1GB arrangement is if you have a graphics card with a cooler so large it prevents you using one or more RAM slots.
     
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