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 Can I add another video card? - Forum Add Another GTX580 or Crossfire 7950s? - Forum P3 1Ghz, 512mb sdram PC100 and add another 512mb but PC133 - Forum Is this power supply good enough to add another HDD - 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: ForumPossible to add memory to 4850? Or run a 512MB with 1GB in Xfire? ForumAdd another stick of RAM, Windows doesn't start ForumUpgrade memory? or add another hard drive? ForumTime to add another 4850? ForumWill I be able to add another graphics card? ForumShould I add another GB? ForumShould I add another GeForce 8600GTS or go one 8800GT ForumWhich is better memory ForumOnly 1 stick of 1gb dual channel ? Forum4 512Mb sticks or 2 1GB? ForumAnother stupid review? Forum4 x 1GB RAM on ASUS A8N SLI Premium ForumAnother A8N topic, needs its own forum.... ForumAdd a 512 stick to TWO 1 gig sticks ok? Forum1gb vs. 2gb and 4X512mb vs. 2X1gb stick configurations More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !