CPU: Q6600 2.4ghz non-oc'd since my rig's an HP
Vid card: HD 2600XT 512MB
Memory: 2x1gb generic (came with HP)
OS: Vista 32
Use: Online gaming
It's boxing day and there's some cheapass 2gig memory stick up at futureshop. Should I get it or would the 2x1gb dual channel overpower the extra 1 gig. Since I'm running Vista 32, it won't be using all 4 gigs, more like 3 gigs. Take note of my specs and let me know if the 3 gig single-channel is better than the 2 gig dual-channel. I've an hour to make a decision, don't let me down THG.
edit: you probably would suggest getting 2 of the cheapass memory sticks, but I don't want to do that.
4GB single will be slower than 2GB dual. Just bite the bullet and buy 2 of the cheap 2GB sticks and run 4GB dual (2x2), then maybe you can sell the old 2GB dual. Trying to take the easy/cheap way out and add a single 2GB stick to an existing 2x1GB dual channel setup is a bad idea.