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Old 03-15-2005, 04:24 AM   #1
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Default Will another 512mb really make a difference?

I currently have a Dell dimension 5000 with a p4 530 (3ghz), 512mb DDR2 and a 6800 256mb pci express graphics card. I can run far cry with everything on very high at 1280x1040 with no slowdown. So can someone explain what benefits I would get adding another 512 ram? Also, can i just fit 1 stick of 512, or do i need 2x 256? Why do people need to spend loads of money on the very fastest components when my modest PC can run the latest games perfectly?

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Old 03-15-2005, 05:04 AM   #2
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If your mobo has dual channel capability, your would benefit from a double bandwidth operating range which would increase your system speed. Since you system looks quite new, I presume you have a dual channel capability mobo; if you are going to buy another stick, buy the same type you have now for a matched set required in dual channel.
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