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OKay i just bougt sticks (512x2) OCZ dual channel but i already had a 512 Giel... Should i do dual channel or the 3 sticks? Thankssss
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I would run the 2 x 512 in dual channel.

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post #3 of 6
It depends on the timings you can get. I would personally go with the 2x512, but if you do a lot of gaming the extra will help.
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are they all the same speed?
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post #5 of 6
It also depends what you're doing... if you're using apps/games that would greatly benefit from >1Gb of memory, then run 3 sticks. If the programs would better benefit from faster memory, run dual channel. It ultimately depends on your specific situation.
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Thanks guys, I think Im going to use the dual channel. I just hate too have ram sitting around... Just seems wierd.
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