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Old 12-30-2005, 05:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I currently have 512 MB of ram and I am going to upgrade it soon. So what I would like to know is if which way is better:
-Two 512 Sticks running in Dual Channel,
-One 512 and one 1GB stick normal, or
-three 512 Sticks

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

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Old 12-30-2005, 06:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Well, if you could get 4 sticks total of 512, that would be great. But, it's just fine to get one more stick of 512 and run them in dual channel.

Make sure to get a stick of RAM that is similar (speed, latency, etc) to the one you have now, to ensure dual channel compatibility.

Also, if for some reason you dont end up running your RAM in dual channel, dont worry too much about it, as dual channel is kinda overrated and only gives you about 1-5% performance increase.

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