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So I upgraded my computer.


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anzenketh

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So I upgraded my computer .....

Replaced my old AMD 64X2 3800 setup with:

ASRock H61ICAFE
PNY VCGGTX550TVXPB GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 1GB
Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz
CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)

So my question is how much performance increase would I get if I add a additional CORSAIR Vengeance 4GB 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)? So I can get a duel memory channel. I am thinking some but not much due to my main bottleneck now is the HDD only a 5400 RPM drive.
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Additional 4gb ram would let your computer run a faster. but I cant tell you how fast is it gonna be as it is very depending on how you use and what you use with
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Additional 4gb ram would let your computer run a faster. but I cant tell you how fast is it gonna be as it is very depending on how you use and what you use with


Yes I am well aware that the 4gb of ram will allow the system to go faster. The question is more of is taking a hit on speed for not using Duel in Line Memory Technology worth the savings?
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my main bottleneck now is the HDD only a 5400 RPM drive.

Click on me

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Don't want to get a SSD yet. Don't think the prices are low enough yet. I did further research apparently my first guess was right I have a 7200 RPM HDD WD5000 AAKS.

As I go off to do some more research on duel memory technology.
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Do not be surprised if the extra memory does not speed up your computer to a noticeably difference.
Ram increase will allow better running of more applications, It does improve speed to a point and then noticeable difference.
You have 4gig now I would be very suprised if you could notice things running faster by adding more ram.

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Agreed I don't think that I am going too upgrade my memory. The difference between Duel Channel Memory and Single Channel are not that great, and at the moment 4GB is more then enough.
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