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Adding new memory

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March 29, 2006 1:50:21 AM

I already have 2gb's of CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit memory, but I also have a 1gb stick of
Ultra ULT31664 memory that I would like to add. Will this slow my system down?

Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe nForce4 SLI Athlon 64
AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Processor Socket 939 Retail
ATI All-In-Wonder X1800 XL PCI Express
Thermatalke CL-P0114 Big Typhoon
Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD3200KS 320GB Serial ATA II 7200RPM
CORSAIR XMS 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Dual Channel Kit System Memory
Ultra X-Connect 500W Power Supply Green/Black
Ultra Products ULT31825 Aluminus Blue High-Gloss Case :D 

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March 29, 2006 3:35:29 AM

Yes. You will actually lose dual channel capability and your system will default from 1T to 2T on your ram timing. Which the 2 combined far out weigh any benefits from more ram. Besides as of right now there are not a lot of situations that call for more than 2gigs. If you wanted to add a little performance you could go to a faster ram with better timings. Like a 2x1gig 1T