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#1 nforce

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 11:55 PM

Hi, I have an amd motherboard with only two slots of ram (heard there can be problems and it slows it down if theres more slots). I have 1.5 gigs right now(1 1gig, 1 512mb) and was wondering if there would be a big performance increase in games and overall performance if I got another gig to switch out with the 512.

I probably wont do this (for a while anyway) but I just want to make myself feel better about my system and settle an argument a friend and i were having (he has more ram-2gigs, but i have a better vid card). We havent run benchmarks yet but plan to sometime.

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 12:40 AM

Hi, I have an amd motherboard with only two slots of ram (heard there can be problems and it slows it down if theres more slots). I have 1.5 gigs right now(1 1gig, 1 512mb) and was wondering if there would be a big performance increase in games and overall performance if I got another gig to switch out with the 512.

I probably wont do this (for a while anyway) but I just want to make myself feel better about my system and settle an argument a friend and i were having (he has more ram-2gigs, but i have a better vid card). We havent run benchmarks yet but plan to sometime.


Nah. It won't make much of a different. !.5 is a good amount.

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 01:27 AM

If your motherboard is capable of running in dual channel it would be faster with two matched modules.

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Posted 30 November 2006 - 02:08 PM

No, not dual channel, but thanks for the replies. I heard somewhere that games and stuff only use around 1 gig and 2 gigs is only best for video editing. I do a little of that so I think this is a pretty good average...




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