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Old 11-28-2006, 02:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Will adding a lower speed stick slow this down?

I have two XMS 3200 512mb sticks running in dual channel on my a7n8x-e motherboard. I also have an extra 1 GB stick that runs at 2700. If I stick this in along with the XMS's, will this increase or decrease the performance? I'm using this for gaming by the way.

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Old 11-28-2006, 04:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It will decrease performance.

Your mobo will downclock the 3200 to 2700 speeds. And you will lose dual channel.

On the other hand, you will have 2 gigs of slightly slower RAM.
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