I want to get 2 more gigs but dont no if i need to get the same type or if u can mix and match. Cause i can prolly sell these and get 4 gigs for like 100 dollars vs getting another 2 gigs for 139. What do u guys suggest i do with my current set up and my current OC. If i buy different ram or more ram will my OC differ? I juss want to take advantage of the ram prices since they are really low right now.
well i have 4x1GB ram and i love them , well many programs/games need 1-2gb ram to run smoothly and i have 4GB , so it will take some time for me to upgrade to 8GB,
for your case , i didnt look @ the link before , but now i saw it , u have a solid RAM , DDR2 1066 with good timings and good voltage , so i would recommend u to get another 2gb (2x1gb) and have 4x1gb , but if u want to have 8GB very soon (which i wont think will be necessary) go and sell your rams and get 2x2gb
If i sell my current ram and get a good ddr 800 which one should i get?? and how much will my oc be effected. cause some places u can get 2 gig ddr 800 for 50 dollars. i dont want to spend 160 for the same ram i have.
as i said u have a very nice ram , DDR2 1066 with 5-5-515 timing and good voltage , then u want to sell and buy DDR2 800 ? why ? there is no reason for chagning something fast with something slower , but if u INSIST on buying DDR2 800 ,
If you're going to stay with a 32 bit OS: Buy the same parts as the ones you have now, and know that you will "see" about 3.25 GB in action. This is due to a limitation with memory addressing. In plain and oversimplified terms: There aren't enough numbers available in 32 bits to generate enough addresses for the system, Ram, and Video memory all at once. The exact amount your OS will see will vary a bit depending on how much of each you have installed.
If you plan on going 64 bit, the memory limitation won't be an issue. Then you could consider eBaying your existing RAM and buying yourself a pair of 2GB sticks so you could have 8GB sometime in the future.
But the easy answer is to buy more of the same stuff you have now.