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Would it make any sense for me to go to 2 gigs of memory?
    
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from what ive seen, gaming doesnt really have a big boost when you upgrade, but if you multitask and like to run lots of processes in the background, sure.
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Some high demand games like BF2 or the likes load faster!
    
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Games like FEAR and BF2 will benefit greatly from the added RAM. Less demanding games won't see a major increase.
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Would it make any sense for me to go to 2 gigs of memory?
Yes, there will be a big difference man, trust me on this one!
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Does this prevent the ram from running in dual thingy? I can't thiunk of the name of it but where the RAM runs double.... sorry my brain is farting ATM.
    
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It will be running fine and not in single channel. How are you thinking of doing this, 2 more sticks of 512 or 2 x 1 gb sticks? If you go with 4x sticks of 512 it will automatically be put on a divider of 333 (166) but you might be able to get it up to speed again. I have had a nightmare with running 4 sticks of ram, cant get it past around 190 - 195mhz stable and loose timings. If you are a gamer then it is nearly a standard to run 2 gig now. If you are playing the latest games and plan on playing the next generation games then you can't go wrong. Either way 2 gig is better.
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post #8 of 24
You can't go wrong with adding extra memory. It's best to get 2x1gb, so you can still run dual channel, than to have 4 sticks which may cause you problems, like mentioned above.

I would go w/ 2x1gb all the way.
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post #9 of 24
wow thats so funny i was just about to ask if it was worth it to go 2x1 or 4x512 because i dont feel like spending 160 on 2x1 lol
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post #10 of 24
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So if I add 2 more sticks of the VX Gold that I have now, it will not be dual channel? And if I am overclocking, the it dropping down to 333 should be ok because my OC will bring it back up right?
    
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