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If i added a 512MB would i see a noticable performance increase?

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My dad just got a new 1GB stick for the E-Machine , and now he has a 512MB stick of generic ram, what I'm asking is if i added a 51MB stick to my 1GB stick would i see a performance increase? Also would it affect my OC?
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ew E machine.. anyway,, I wouldn't mix and match ram. and yea, adding ram will increase the performance no doubt.
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post #3 of 11
I wouldn't recommend mixing ram up.

Most likely that generic ram is slower then your ram, so its going to run your faster ram at a slower speed.

I'd just stay with 1GB personally.
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post #4 of 11
But will definately affect your oc.
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post #5 of 11
if the ram cant handle the overclock, it might decrease the performance, or even keep the computer from posting. IF the ram can handle the overclock, then why not put an extra 512 MB of ram in there? It would increase the performance by adding another channel if compatible.
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To me, if you never exceed 1GB, then 1.5GB will be the same performance since you're still under 1GB.
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post #7 of 11
more than likely the 512 is a slower clock speed than the 1 gig. which putting in a slower stick slows all ram to the same speed. it would change your fsb:ram ratio

you would slow down
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Originally Posted by TaiDinh View Post
To me, if you never exceed 1GB, then 1.5GB will be the same performance since you're still under 1GB.
I have a 1GB in there now so im saying will the 512 add performance?
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post #9 of 11
I'd say test it out at least. Most likely stick with your current ram, but it could turn out nicely . You just never know 'till you try.
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I have a 1GB in there now so im saying will the 512 add performance?
I'd so no. Only if you do things that takes up 1.2GB or something, then 1.5GB total would help. But if you're staying below 1GB either way, there wouldn't be any performance imho.

I received my 2nd 1GB today. It's still the same speed as my 1GB while on 2GB during desktop. Since I used to play games with 1GB, I stuttered a lot. Now that I have 2GB, I can easily exceed my 1GB limit and play smoothly.

But, try it out on your own. You'll never know. Trail and Error.
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