Originally Posted by carnageX
Can find it used for cheaper. Single sticks of 4gig will be harder to find in throwaway systems though... lol.
Still, OP wants to upgrade for gaming, which we need to know the full system specs... Would be rather pointless if he is using a 6 year old GPU, or even older that would barely let anything play and having 16GB of RAM with a 32bit operating system.
So, cgm24, what are your full specs?
PSU, RAM, Graphics Card, CPU, HDD, Operating System (32bit or 64bit????? this is critical)
What games are you wanting to play?
When it comes to gaming you need a good mix of RAM, CPU, and GPU power, as well as a proper PSU.