i currently have core i3-540 on p7p55d pro mobo, ati 5750 gpu and 2 gig 1333 mhz ram.
im thinking about buying more ram i have a choice of either getting a 2 gig dimm or 4 gig dimm. which would go best for my set up i heard that running asymmetric is worse than running dual channel but would it even matter on my system? i would like to have 6 gigs of ram but would it run slower than if i had the 2x2 dual channel or is 2x4 asymmetric fine?
well it doesnt matter what size the the memory is (example: 2gb, or 4gb dimms) as long as they are the same speed and voltage then they should run fine.
They also need to be the same size.
Two RAM modules, one 2 GB and one 4 GB, would be a little slower than two identical modules and would not run in dual channel mode. On the other hand, most people would never notice the speed difference.
On the third hand , your system would be faster with 6 GB of mismatched RAM than with just 2 GB.