well then i guess i will start watching 1GB sticks of ram.
Just to make sure i understood everything correctly, i would be better off to purchase a single stick of 1GB RAM and use it with my 512 RAM for 1.5 GB. Instead of purchasing a second stick of 512 and running a dual channel set up.
here is a link to my MB. If any one wants to see exactly what it can do and suggest a better solution. this isn't the only time I plan on upgrading my RAM. I might do it again this summer. thanks again for all your help.
EDIT> I have another question, what do you guys think about Kingstons Value RAM? i could get 2GB and set up in dual channel? I could then do it again this summer and max out my board. load speed for games would be nothing after that. let me know what you think. thanks.