Originally Posted by hippie420
One gb stick is better since it frees up one slot
i just don't agree with that at all. Yes, that is a benifit of it, but if you really want to utilize the capabilities of your 1gb, you will need 2 sitcks of 512.
besides just the performance increase, depending on the kind of ram (pc 3200 or what ever) and the manufacturer, this tends to be cheaper than buy 1 1gb stick.