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do it and see the results
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I understand what you guys mean but i don't know if losing speed for quantity is better or not.
Well do you even know the speeds between the sticks at the moment? In the situation that your 1GB sticks are faster than the 2GB sticks you'd lose, you gain from adding the 1GB. If the 1GBs is the same [clock] speed as the 2GBs, then you gain here (in RAM capacity, not RAM speed).

Only if the 1GB are slower than the 2GB then do you have to worry about the downclocking, but this goes back to the difference of settings for different sticks. Your 2GBs might be 800 Mhz @1.8v where as your 1GB sticks are 667 at @1.7v. Can kick your voltage up to 1.8v and maybe get all sticks stable at 800Mhz? This is why you are here on Overclock.net, we overclock and we fiddle with settings most users won't. You can make it work if it isn't ideal out of the box and I would to get 6GB of RAM running.
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That is not true even if the 1gb sticks are faster you still have to worry about downclocking as your stability will only rely on how stable your weakest stick is. It doesn't average the speed out across, all your faster sticks will have to run at what ever is stable for your slowest stick so even if your 1gb is faster then your 2gb's when you run your memory together at 6gb's your memory will be stable across the 6 gigs at what ever slowest 2gig stick is stable at or visa versa if your 2 gigs are faster then your 1gig. Actually you benefit from nothing having 2 sticks out of the 4 faster then if they were all equally slow, the only time you benefit is if all 4 sticks are faster, and still then with more memory usually not always, you'll have to down-clock the 4 sticks from stock.
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