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Thinking about adding more ram, looking for opinions!

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Last response: in Memory
September 23, 2012 3:59:43 PM


So I am considering to add more ram. Right now I have 3x1gb Kingston ddr3 @ 1333 mhz. And since the ram prices have dropped and I have upgraded from w7 32 bit to 64 maybe I could fill my empty slot. I am looking at a kingston 2gb ram with same mhz and voltage.

Would there be any problems pairing it with a 1gb version?
Would I notice any major performance boost from 3gb to 5? (doing some gaming(dota 2, d3 etc.))

My system: W7 64bit
Amd phenom II 955
3 gb ddr3 ram
9600 gt
asus m4a79xtd evo


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a b } Memory
September 23, 2012 4:29:39 PM

2gb ram should work in your system. Size doesnt fact all time.

You will not see any performance boost unless you update to a faster graphic card. Memory amount dont effect game performance.
a c 347 } Memory
September 23, 2012 4:31:13 PM

I would either get a 4th stick of the same 'Kingston' you have now, or get a 2x4GB kit and eBay/File-13 the 3x1GB. Ideally, for gaming on any platform 8GB is the 'magic' number, and sure you can game on 4GB. Also, don't mix-match RAM - it's an accident waiting to happen.

Examples (Blue 2x4GB DDR3-1600):
$31 (rebate) Patriot PVI38G160C9K -
/Yeah it says Intel but any of these kits run on either platform./
$43 Corsair CML8GX3M2A1600C9B -
$45 Corsair CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B -
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September 23, 2012 4:31:48 PM

Ah well then Ill save up for some decent graphics cards instead I guess, cheers!
a b } Memory
September 23, 2012 4:40:37 PM

But as price is low for ram now, upgrading ram is a good idea with graphic.