When I installed an extra gig of ram system rating decreased

Hi guys,

I have a windows 7 computer. I just got a new 2 gigs of ram and replaced it with my old 1 gig. Once i got my 2gigs in it worked fine, then I installed my 1 gig of ram to see if it worked. And it did. So in total I have 3gigs. Then I checked my system rating and it changed from 5.5 to a 5.4. My memory type is dual channel both for the one gig and the two gig. Anyone know why this is happening? Is it worse to have my old 1 gig inside with my 2 gig? Will doing this slow down my pc?

My current specs:

ATI Sapphire Hd 3650
AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
Motherboard - ASUStek NARRA
3072MB of RAM
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  1. The first 2 GB is dual channel, but the last GB is not and that's why the rating decreased slightly. It slows down your PC very slightly, but if you really need 3 GB, then don't worry about that rating. Having more memory should make the system better, regardless of the rating.
  2. If you want to improve the rating then add another gig on top of that and make sure its the same specs. as the other one you added.
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