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ChocolateChang

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#1 13 years ago

I just upgraded to 1 gig of PC3200 ram and FH runs absolutely fabulous. Now here's my question: I have an Athlon XP at 2200 MHz and I'm running in dual channel memory w/ 2x512's. However, I still have my old 256MB that I can add to my 3rd slot for a total of 1.256 GB total memory. The catch is, I'll lose my dual channel mode. Is the extra memory worth the loss of the dual channel mode? I haven't noticed much of a difference but when I run 3DMark03, I actually lose about 80 points w/ the extra memory and loss of dual channel. Any opinions? Should I just put my 2 old 256MB's on ebay and try to make some money?




S1l3ntSt4lk3r

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#2 13 years ago

sell them :smokin: because performance wise its slowing down ur computer btw how many slots are in your comp? im thinking 3




ChocolateChang

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#3 13 years ago

Yup..3 slots.

U don't think the 25% increase in memory is beneficial? Not just in gaming but overall? Is it worth the sacrifice?




Mr.MuFf

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#4 13 years ago

i'd keep the dual channel..........and don't forget to change your page file size on memory upgrades (saves you a few meg's in storage)




Dee-Jaý

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#5 13 years ago

Yup, I don´t think 1.280 MB-RAM are faster than 2x512 MB-RAM. Also, it depends on which clockspeed the RAM is.

I wouldn´t use it in my system and instead do something else with it...




D-Fens

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#6 13 years ago

Read your mb manual. you can have dual speed with three sticks.




ChocolateChang

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#7 13 years ago

But they have to be identical.... including size. I have two 512's and then i'll have one old 256.

BTW, what's the rule of thumb for the paging size? Isn't it x times the amount of physical memory you have?

Thanks for all the input guys. Off to ebay I go w/ these old chips! Hopefully I can at least get $30 for them.




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#8 13 years ago

? I had two 256mb sticks in dual and one additional 512.