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1gb pc2100 vs 512mb pc2700

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which would you guys prefer? 1gb ddr266 or 512mb ddr333?
I ask because I'm about to buy a system pretty cheap with 1gb pc2100 and i'm debating whether to keep the 512mb or swap the 1gb.

thanks!
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Can you put in both for a total of 1.5Gb DDR266?
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unfortunately no, there are only 2 slots on the mobo for ddr ram.
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The 1 gig is going to give you better performance in most normal user tasks. Such as gaming and just the general speed of your system. Basically the 512 would only come out on top in overclocking and some benchmarks.
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