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I was always told, the more ram, the faster the performance. why is this not the case?
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the looser timings will knock your entire RAM set up down to CAS5. The mixed RAM sets will limit overclocking.

There isn't a true difference between 2GB and 3GB, since 2GB is all you need... no applications (except photoshop and related photo/video editing applications) will truly use more than 2GB.

It would have been another story if you would have added 2GB identical sticks and moved to a 64-bit OS.

Adding 1GB like his will actually reduce performance... trust us on that
    
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Plus, aside from difference in timings, it will (obviously) disable dual-channel mode (since the modules won't be matched)--this would be one of the biggest losses in performance. I second everyone else's assertion--don't bother. It'd be a waste in pretty much every sense of the word.
    
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the looser timings will knock your entire RAM set up down to CAS5. The mixed RAM sets will limit overclocking.

There isn't a true difference between 2GB and 3GB, since 2GB is all you need... no applications (except photoshop and related photo/video editing applications) will truly use more than 2GB.

It would have been another story if you would have added 2GB identical sticks and moved to a 64-bit OS.

Adding 1GB like his will actually reduce performance... trust us on that
Chozart has spoken. Mayeth we all bask in thine wisdom and be unenlightened no more. Enjoy yonder light, for it dons bright and true.

Haha, but seriously, Chozart's advice is dead-on. 2GB of low latency and matching ram will be much faster (and easier to overclock) than 3 or 4GB of memory that doesn't.
    
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