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Odd ram configuration

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April 27, 2012 4:30:03 AM

hello everyone i have a question about my ram setup. i currently have 5 gigs total. 3 1 gig sticks (2 made by crucial, 1 is the dominator series) and 1 crucial 2 gig stick

i have a ta790gx 128m motherboard.

is this a bad thing to have? i know matching sticks is best but i got these sticks for free.

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a b } Memory
April 27, 2012 8:20:50 AM

It's not ideal. As you stated, you want to have matched pairs (or quads) to insure dual channel and all that.
But really, if you're getting your proper 667/800/1066MHz speed, and you're trying to stay on a super tight budget, then you're fine. Dual channel vs single only gives you 7-10% performance bump in real world experience (if you're lucky).
If you have the money, do it right. But if you're on a super tight budget, it's working stable for you, don't fret. It's fine.

Complete tangent; make sure you're using a 64bit OS. :) 
a b } Memory
April 27, 2012 9:04:37 AM

photonboy said:

This was sorted in the above post so he can close this now.

:pfff:  I wish there was some kind of technology so you could see these double posts ahead of time. Yea I could go the stalker route and use the "read all of user's posts" route, but I don't have that kind of time! :) 

Read the other thread, good feedback photonboy.