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Performace hit with 4 sticks of RAM?

By ColdFusion1990
Jul 24, 2008
  1. I want to upgrade my ram on my gaming computer from 2 GB to 4 GB. I've read that 4 GB will be a 'must' in the future, so I decided to upgrade.
    Currently, I have two 1gb sticks of ram installed. So I was wondering if buying another two 1gb sticks is the right way to go, or should I buy two 2gb sticks and trash the ones I already have? (I really don't want to do the latter). This is the motherboard I have, http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813121035
    Will having four 1gb sticks be a lot worse than having two 2gb sticks on my motherboard?
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    All I know is: higher Ram amount = higher wattage in one Ram slot
    I usually put in 1Gig of Ram in each slot.
     
  3. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    I'm running the same motherboard with 4 ram sticks & there hasn't any performance decrease of any kind.
     
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