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Old 08-09-2005, 07:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I currently have 512mb of ram I bought a gig stick to go with it. my motherboard has 3 dimm slots and has a max speed with three sticks of 333 as opposed to 400. I hear for battlefield a gig and a half is better than just a gig. If I run the memory with a gig and a half at 333 Will I see a performance drop then if I have just a gig. What config should I go with for most performance?

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I encountered a similar situation before. When I added 1GB to the 512MB that I already had, it underclocked itself to DDR333.

I benchmarked with 512MB(normal speed), 1GB(normal speed), and 1.5GB(reduced speed). I found that both the 1GB and 1.5GB configs gave me better performance than the 512MB config. But, 1.5GB had very close to the same performance as 1GB.

Your system might be different and respond to slower RAM better than mine did. I would try both and benchmark.

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ok i will thanks
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