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Unread 30 Dec 2008, 15:39   #5
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Re: N00b RAM Question

In theory, it is always best to buy memory in doubles, because they benefit from a higher bandwidth (wiki dual-channel architecture). In practice however, the difference is negligible.

I would add 1 or 2 additional modules of 1 GB, of the same type as you already have (DDR-xxx or DDR2-xxx, where xxx is a number between about 400 and 1066). Windows should be able to utilise about 3 to 3.5 GB of memory, so it might be worthwhile to get 2 modules.

As a final note, get the cheapest RAM you can find. Here too, expensive RAM is only marginally (0-2%) faster than cheap RAM.
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