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Need 1gb more ram, have 2gb atm, 512 x2 or 1gb?

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August 10, 2010 10:07:15 PM

Im looking at getting something like this;

I don't know much about computers and memory but have heard that buying 512 x 2 will be a better option? im restricted with cash and it seems to be cheaper to purchase the 1gb memory. I already have 2x1 GB installed as standard so this will make it the 3rd/4th.
# Windows Vista Home Premium 32Bit
# Currently Installed Memory: 2GB
# Available Memory Slots: 2
# Total Memory Slots: 4
# CPU Family: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5600+ Model 3, Stepping 3

Also will this even make much of a difference? Playing games like wow or c&c normally run decently but not good enough, especially with c&c where the computer slows down massively in larger fights. If i have forgotten any info you need please tell me :)  thanks.

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August 10, 2010 10:35:12 PM

why not 1x1gB only?
August 11, 2010 12:11:04 AM

Another 2x512mb will be fine in my opinion as you are on 32bit.
I might look at a graphics card/CPU upgrade if your games are slow first however.
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August 11, 2010 12:14:13 AM

Its dual channeling ^ 2x512 will destroy the timings.
August 11, 2010 9:09:54 AM

My graphics card is an ATI Radeon x1300 pro which is quite old but does the job decently enough, maybe i should replace this?. In terms of memory im guessing then getting a 1gbx1 is the best option since i don't need 4gb so 1gbx2 is pointless and it is more expensive for smaller gains in comparison.
August 11, 2010 9:16:36 AM

budget for gpu?
August 11, 2010 11:41:51 AM

Motherboard model :/  ?
August 11, 2010 8:06:09 PM


get cpu_z, install it, tell the model.