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Adamup
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Icon 5 posted June 25, 2006 04:05      Profile for Adamup     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Ok.. so right now i have this in my machine..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820227031

But i just purchased this...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820145486

Question is.. should i leave the 2 512s in my ram slots along with the new 1gs (since i have 4 slots for ram) or should i remove the old 512s and replace them with the new 1gs?

What will make it run better? 3gs altogether or 2g of the new kind..

whats the compatiblity?


thanks =D

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You have 4 slots and it is all the same spec so put it all in

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Icon 1 posted June 25, 2006 09:46      Profile for GrumpySteen     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Download a couple of benchmarks and test your system in each configuration.

Usually more memory results in equal or better performance, but occasionally you'll find a particular motherboards actually runs better without all its memory slots filled. This often becomes more apparent when you start overclocking and trying to keep the latency of the memory down to improve performance. If you're not overclocking and you're running the system memory at spec for speed and latency, you probably won't notice a different.

But it's still fun testing it just to see [Smile]

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They're both rated at PC3200, so you're probably safe. What you don't want is one stick of RAM slowing down your memory clock.

The timings are slightly different for the two sticks, but if my recent (first!) purchase of OCZ memory is any indication, OCZ tends to lie about the timings that their memory is stable under anyway.

If you have four slots, set them up as paired dual channel sets of two. You'll get better performance that way.

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Baaa! I thought this thread was going to be about sheep!
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<Mick-Dundee>That's not a big ram, this...
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