Add another 1GB? Tags: Memory RAM Dual Channel Last response: February 22, 2006 6:29 AM in Memory Share MTLink February 22, 2006 5:56:05 AM My friend is offering to sell me some RAM (link at bottom of post). Now I already have 1GB of dual channel RAM and I was wondering should I buy it from him, or not? Specs: -Shuttle AN35N-Ultra mobo -AMD Athlon XP 2600+ -BFG 6800GS OC (AGP) -1GB (2x512MB) Kingston HyperX DDR400 PC3200 RAM -Coolermaster Real Power 450W PSU This is the RAM he offered to sell me, and for $50 More about : add 1gb doublehelix February 22, 2006 6:17:20 AM 1x1024 or is he selling two sticks (2x1024)? If it's one stick and you're using an AMD system, you'll have an odd set which I think hinders performace... MTLink February 22, 2006 6:22:57 AM Just one of those sticks. I'm already using 2 slots and my mobo only has 3, so if I wanted to upgrade I would either have to go with 3 (which may hinder performance, personally i've never heard of anything like that) or replace my current dual channel kit Related resources Will i be able to add another hd6950 1gb? - Forum Buying 16gb now then add another 16 later , is it ok? - Forum Can I just add another HD? - Forum Should I add another 4 GB ram stick ? - Forum I'm doubful whether i can add ddr2 2gb 800 ram with ddr2 1gb 667 ram to my pc - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer sleepdeprived82 February 22, 2006 6:23:44 AM Do you need 2gb? Most people go 2gb for BF2 or cad Im assuming your current memory is prob 2-3-2-6 1t the mushkin will be 3-3-3-8 plus running 3 sticks will mean 2t rates. Putting in the extra stick will slow all your ram down to 3-3-3-8 and push you to 2t rates. Also only your current ram will be in dual channel. It will slow your ram down a fair bit putting in the new ram but prob not enough for the average person to notice. If you feel you need 2gb then go for it, if you can live without it then I would even if it seems like a bargin. sleepdeprived82 February 22, 2006 6:29:01 AM Performance wise it would be better to sell your current ram and buy 2 x 1gb sticks. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedLooking to add another graphics card Forum SolvedCan add another GPU? Forum SolvedNeed to add another connector to PSU for GFX card Forum SolvedCan I add another ethernet port to my mobo using a switch? Forum SolvedCan I add another harddrive? Forum Solvedcan i add another gpu so i can crossfire? Forum Solvedadd another GPU to the X1470-UR26 Forum SolvedUpgrading ram, 2x2gb already installed should i add another 2x2gb rams ? Forum SolvedI currently run a ASUS Radeon HD7770. im looking to add another graphics card to my machine. could i get a higher gig card to Forum SolvedCan I add another hard drive to my HP a6400f? Forum SolvedCan I add another 7870 Ghz to the build inside with a Corsair 650tx? Forum SolvedAlready have 2x4GB ram, can I add another 2x4GB? Forum SolvedShould i replace the original Ram Stick or just add another 2 gb in order to get 4 gb Forum SolvedReplace or Add Another GPU? Forum Solvedneed to add another video port to old tv Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !