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need help in buying more memory

Discussion in 'Memory' started by Omac, 9 Jan 2006.

  1. Omac


    Joined: 30 Jun 2005

    Posts: 105

    Hello folks,

    I got 1gb of geil value memory but as im doing heavy polygons 3d graphics i need more.

    I was thinking of the 2gb set but! i dont want to waste my mobo.

    Can i mix the 2gb with my 2x512 ? to get 3gb?

    I know i've read countless threads about mix and matching but i dont want to waste the 1gb geil.

    I wont be doing any overclocking as this x2 are more than enough!

    Lets say a budget of £150

  2. Plec


    Joined: 19 Apr 2003

    Posts: 13,114

    According to the specs in the manual you should be fine - but that isn't always a guarantee it will work. You will obviously lose Dual-Channel inserting all 4 sticks.

    2 Gig is a lot of memory you may want to try experimenting (benchmark) the trade off between 2 gig dual-channel & running 3 gig using all 4 slots.

    More memory the better as a rule - but some mobo's can lose stability & their true speed running capability when all slots are filled.