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What to do

Discussion in 'Memory' started by MR_Punk, 1 Mar 2006.

  1. MR_Punk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 23 Mar 2004

    Posts: 7,949

    Location: Up t'north

    Im a complete n00b when it comes to RAM so here goes

    Ive got 1.5gb RAM as in sig

    Ive got a stick of 512mb @ 3200 and a 1gb Stick @ 2700.

    Is the 1gb stick slowing the other stick down. Show i take it out. Or should i just get a 2gb Kit? If so what do you recommend, i dont want to pay over the odds with the holiday just around the corner!!!

    Many thanks

    -m-m-
     
  2. ted34

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 5 Jul 2005

    Posts: 1,738

    Location: Edinburgh

    The 1gb stick at 2700 wil cause the other stick to run at 2700 speed. Your best taking it out if you can get away with only 512mb ram. 2gb kit would be the best solution or even a 1gb kit as this will allow dual channel which adds about 10-15% performance to the system
     
  3. MR_Punk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 23 Mar 2004

    Posts: 7,949

    Location: Up t'north

    Whats gone be the performance difference if i take the 1gb stick out?
     
  4. MR_Punk

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 23 Mar 2004

    Posts: 7,949

    Location: Up t'north

    I did a test when i came in today to see how much the 1gb was slowing the system down. I did a cold boot to accessing the start menu

    with 1gb in it took 2mins 16
    without it took 1min 40

    Only problem with it out is how much i can multitask!