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Performance boost from 1 GB to 1.5 GB RAM?

post #1 of 5
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I have a gig of ram and I was wondering if another 512 stick would do harm, good, or just be plain overkill

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post #2 of 5
What kind of games do you play. 1 gig from 1.5 gig wouldnt make much of a differnce.
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Idealy I was thinking I should get it for oblivion to get as much performance as I could...
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might as well buy a 2gb kit...i mean it never hurts to have more ram, but make sure the timings match otherwise the ram will go to the slowest sticks timings.
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2 X 1GB sticks place in Dimm 1 and Dimm 3 will give you Dual Channel Mode and this will help increase your bandwidth.

Putting a single stick or two different sized sticks will not allow for Dual Channel Mode.

You have a motherboard that allows for Dual Channel Mode so you might as well make use of it.

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