As you all know - I've finally bought a computer. Here's what it got...
AMD Athlon 2 X2 250 (3.0 GHz; 2 MB L2 cache; 45nm)
Gigabyte GA-MA78GM-US2H (AMD 780G + SB700; int. ATI Radeon HD 3200; onboard sound; GbE; micro-ATX) Kingston 1x2 GB DDR2-800 (CL5; w.-out/ radiators)
Western Digital 500 GB (Caviar Blue)
NEC DVD+/-RW DL w/ LabelFlash (black)
Mid.-Tower ATX w/ 450 W PSU (w/ LED display; black)
So, as you can see - I've "bolded" the RAM. The thing, I want to know, is - is it normal, that I've got 2 GB of RAM installed as a one module? Does 2x1 GB would be better (on performance)?
I've heard, that when you've got 1 or 2 GB of RAM as a one module - the CAS latencies are "nulled" (or something like that).
They said, that they've installed 2 GB of RAM into my computer, because I've said, that I'm planning to upgrade later to 2x2 GB (4 GB of RAM)... well, maybe I did said that, but can't remember... I've definetly said, that I'm planning to upgrade to Sapphire Radeon HD 4850 512 MB later on (that's why I've got a 450 W PSU).
So, I need an advice from BC forums' experts on this case / a clear technical info.. To remind to you - the thing, that's interests me, is that - is there any difference in performance betwene 1x2 GB and 2x1 GB of RAM?
Thank you for any kind of help. Also - this case is URGENT. I need to know it terminally, because I haven't switched on my computer yet.
Thanks again... rhino1366