Upgrading ram, help greatly appreciated
Hi, I'm currently saving to upgrade my system by getting some more RAM. Right now I have a 512mb PC3200 DDR SDRAM Geil chip at 400MHz (at least I'm pretty sure its 400) Heres exactly what Everest says:
DIMM1: GeIL CL25-4-4DDR 400 512 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM (2.5-4-4-8 @ 200 MHz) (2.0-3-3-7 @ 166 MHz)
I'm looking to get this gig of Kingston ram to add to what I already have: 1GB 400MHz DDR Non-ECC 3-3-3 DIMM.
Since I don't know all that much about ram, the point of this thread is pretty much just to verify that this will work well with my computer, and to make sure there won't be any problems with this combination. The Kingston site listed this under my specific motherboard (ABIT KV8-Pro), so it should be compatible. The only other concern I have is that I've heard that it ram is faster when using two separate sticks if they are the same brand and the same amount of MB's. But, at the bottom of the page it says:
Virtually any configuration up to 2GB can be reached using any combination of Kingston's 128, 256, 512MB, and 1GB modules.
Does this mean the combination of two brands/sizes will work at full potential? If not, what do you reccomend? Thanks for the help!
By the way, I don't know if it makes a difference but I mainly use the computer for gaming (I'm gearing up for Quake 4)