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Old 01-24-2008, 10:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,
I have a MSI K8N Neo4 motherboard currently with 2x 512Mb sticks of RAM.
I'm wanting to get more RAM and don't know whether to ditch the sticks I have and get 4x 1Gb sticks or just add another 2x 1Gb sticks and deal with 3Gb total.
Would 3Gb of mixed RAM still work a treat? If so, what arrangement of RAM would benefit me the most?
Keeping what I have and totalling 3Gb would obviously be cheaper.

Thanks alot for any help.


Also, I'm doing a little gaming (none online), but mostly media based things like video editing and music.
I know my computer is pretty much an ancient paperweight but can't afford new rig.
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Just get 2 x 1GB in addition to your 2 x 512MB. With 4 x 1GB, you would need a 64bit OS to recognize all 4GB. The regular 32bit recognizes up to 3-3.5GB.
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Thanks for the help.

Is there any particular way to arrange the RAM in the slots to gain maximum performance?
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Install each kit into alternating colored slots. So for example, put the 2 x 512MB sticks in the slots with color A, and put the 2 x 1GB sticks into the slots with color B.
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Thanks again.
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