Hello everybody! Long time no see (where else would I come back with a computer question!).
I ordered a GB of ram on NewEgg a few days ago. It was all fine and dandy, only 116 dolla-dolla bills (was $198 five months ago!), same as what I currently have for compatibility. Now, I had 2 512MB sticks in my computer already, running in dual channel. The new pair was excatly the same. Here comes my question (or rather unwelcome observation
): now that I have 4 512MB sticks of RAM, the DDR speed reported by the BIOS and such, dropped to half!!! Is the memory still running at the normal speed somehow, but it just shows that because of 4 modules, or did it really drop to the heinous speeds of memory from 10 years ago? If it is the latter (God hope it is not!), is it worth keeping that additional GB but for the price of half the memory speed? Doesn't seem to me like a fair tradeoff AT ALL.
I would appreciate any comments!