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2GB Memory in Dual Channel or 3GB Single?

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I built myself a computer quite a few months ago and purchased 2GB of G.Skill ram http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231098

I have Windows Ultimate x64 and recently purchased 1GB of Wintec memory http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820161198

When I did this I lost dual channel mode (which I didn't realize would happen). My Windows Vista memory rating dropped significantly and my question was, Should I get rid of the 1GB Wintec stick or leave it? And if I should get rid of it should I purchase 2 more GB of G.Skill RAM (the same thing I bought originally) to have 4GB (4x1GB).

Thanks for any suggestions/input!
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post #2 of 5
delete the 1gb and get you some more g.skill
post #3 of 5
Yeah, 3 sticks aren't really great. Either get 2 or 4.
I'd just stay with the 2GB of GSkill for now, and when you have the dough, sell your current kit and get a 4GB kit or get another 2GB kit.
    
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Beside obvious things.... Why is 3 less than 2. in this case?
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Without a doubt, i would take 3 GB slower RAM over 2 GB "faster" RAM in Vista.

No question about it.

Get yourself a 2x2 GB kit to add to your 2x1 GB kit for 6 GB though if you can
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