Anyway I have 1GB of DDR memory (dual channel) and I want to upgrade it because I know that all the next gen games will require 1GB of memory to run decently... I also like to multitask, like alt-tab to something else while playing. Memory is one of the easiest parts to upgrade while being inexpensive. My mother board can support up to 4GB or memory.
Now here is my concern... I have 4 RAM slots in my motherboard, 2 are taken up by the current Corsair 1024MB Dual Channel memory. I want to eventually get 3GB in the future. Now my question is this... Could I buy and install Corsair 2GB Dual Channel AND have my current memory together giving me a total of 3 GB? The reason I want to do this is because I have a full time job now and I can afford to buy these things and I dont want to upgrade to 2GB now then have to throw my old stuff out when I upgrade in 2.5 yrs. Usually I can bump down the old parts to older PCs I have, however none of my other PCs will except dual channel memory. If you need more info just ask. What do you guys/gals think?