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2 x 512 and a faster HDD then. By the way my new mobo (Asus A7N8X-XE) also supports dual channel and it's only a simple socket A. Just saying that if you buy a kit of 2 u'll be off much cheaper.
Yes, socketA supports dual channel RAM. The entire socket754 platform however will not run in dual channel because the memory controller does not support it. You can put 2 sticks in but it will still run in single channel.
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2 x 512 and a faster HDD then. By the way my new mobo (Asus A7N8X-XE) also supports dual channel and it's only a simple socket A. Just saying that if you buy a kit of 2 u'll be off much cheaper.
So does or doesn't my mobo support dual Channel? And why buy a new Harddisk??
And does Dual Channel mean EXACTLY the same sticks?? So both Kingston 512mb C2.5 or so...? Or can I use 1x 512mb Kingston and 1x 512mb Elixir?
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So does or doesn't my mobo support dual Channel? And why buy a new Harddisk??
And does Dual Channel mean EXACTLY the same sticks?? So both Kingston 512mb C2.5 or so...? Or can I use 1x 512mb Kingston and 1x 512mb Elixir?
doesnt matter, like muffin said, all socket 754's dont support dual channel... yes, dual channel means exactly the same sticks, same manufacture, same rated speeds... Yes you can use both the Elixir and Kingston sticks without any problems
    
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doesnt matter, like muffin said, all socket 754's dont support dual channel... yes, dual channel means exactly the same sticks, same manufacture, same rated speeds... Yes you can use both the Elixir and Kingston sticks without any problems
Ok thanks. Now back to my question What should I buy?
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Ok thanks. Now back to my question What should I buy?
How much u got to spend? Im still sticking with GFX card, but your memory could use an upgrade (to something respectable atleast)
    
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Well I had a Maxtor 40gb 7200/2mb and switched to a Maxtor 300gb 7200/16mb and definatly noticed a performance boost (and I only replaced the HDD at that point). Ok so your socket doesn't support dual channel, my bad. I learn something new every day! But indeed it's better to buy 2 equal sticks of ram, I had 2 different sticks of 512 and had trouble with timings and such. Since you are from Holland I could tell you I ordered from http://www.sallandautomatisering.nl they are probably one of the cheapest if you are looking for good parts.
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How much u got to spend? Im still sticking with GFX card, but your memory could use an upgrade (to something respectable atleast)
I could get a Geforce 6600 GT.
But don't know if some extra Ram is better. Would then buy 512 extra.
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post #18 of 21
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doesnt matter, like muffin said, all socket 754's dont support dual channel... yes, dual channel means exactly the same sticks, same manufacture, same rated speeds... Yes you can use both the Elixir and Kingston sticks without any problems
It dosen't have to be same manufacturer or same speed, just capacity. 2x256, 2x512, 2x1024, 2x2048. If they are differing speeds, the faster stick will slow down to the speed of the slower stick. But anyway, the guys system dosen't run dual channel so forget it

The 2MB cache on the hard drive is what will bog it down. Upgrading to a hard drive with 8MB cache will give a noticable performance increase.

If you bought a 6600GT you may want to consider a new PSU as well...
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It dosen't have to be same manufacturer or same speed, just capacity. 2x256, 2x512, 2x1024, 2x2048. If they are differing speeds, the faster stick will slow down to the speed of the slower stick. But anyway, the guys system dosen't run dual channel so forget it

The 2MB cache on the hard drive is what will bog it down. Upgrading to a hard drive with 8MB cache will give a noticable performance increase.

If you bought a 6600GT you may want to consider a new PSU as well...
Whats a PSU??

@Andy: Bedankt!
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Power Supply Unit.

Yours = 400W generic

6600GT = thirsty
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