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Which RAM for gaming?

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Last response: in Memory
December 27, 2009 8:07:10 AM

Hi, for the bus speeds, hardware, etc please see below but my basic question is which of these would perform best for gaming?

2 x 1GB DDR2-667 OC'd to 800MHz (matched pair in dual channel mode)

1 x 2GB DDR2-800 native 800MHz

1 x 2GB DDR2-800 OC'd to 1066MHz (if stable)

Additionally I know that 2GB is minimal these days for a gaming rig but until I can afford an upgrade am I correct in thinking mixing the RAM would result in lower performance all round, even though I could total 3GB with my 2 slots?

Many Thanks!

Gigabyte G31M-ES2L motherboard
Intel E7200 2.53GHz OC'd to 1333MHz = 3.16 GHz
Matched pair of 1GB DDR2-667 Kingston modules OC'd to 800MHz

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December 27, 2009 10:02:49 AM

For gaming, RAM has the least effect in performance. GPU then CPU then RAM is the order of priority for gaming. Better to continue with 2 Gig dual channel than 3 Gig and no dual channel.

For gaming, it's better to go with the first option you listed.