Let me explain deeper. I have 2x512MB right now (dual-channel) DDR PC3200 400MHz taking up 2 of my 3 slots. I upgraded to Windows Vista and it runs pretty quick (faster than I thought), but I feel like I could use the extra memory for all the multi-tasking Vista "does for you". I wasn't looking for new memory but I noticed 2GB (2x1GB) PC3200 Corsiar for $60 (after Mail-In rebate ) so I picked it up.
Since my friend uses PC3200 memory as well, I was faced with two scenarios:
1) He said he would pay for half and take one stick, essentially leaving me with a single 1GB for $30.
2) Give him my old RAM (which he does not want to pay $30 for, I may end up just giving it to him), and replace my 2x512MB with 2x1GB.
I prefer the first scenario.
I like playing 3D games mostly, but I haven't bought any games recently (I think the newest game I play is Prey with medium settings ), and I also do a lot of programming, mostly C++ and Java. I also go on the internet enough, but I think that's irrelevant.
we need more information from UV.
So, I may not NEED 2GB of memory, but seeing as how PC3200 memory prices just keep going up as time goes on, the fact that I use Vista now, and since I don't want to upgrade my whole computer anytime soon, I think 2GB will come in handy. I'm not sure if 2x512MB dual-channel, and 1GB non-dual-channel would be enough, which is why I started this post.
In short, my question is would it be worth the $30 to get 2GB Corsiar rather than 1GB Corsiar and 2X512MB (dual-channel) Kingston?
Edited by UV_Power, 22 January 2008 - 07:38 PM.