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Just got new ram need advice on which option

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by Noobcomputermaker, May 30, 2008.

  1. Noobcomputermaker

    Noobcomputermaker New Member

    May 17, 2006
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    Hey guys whats up, let me tell you this first, my current ram is : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227084

    After process of elimination I found out I can not overclock my cpu with this current ram because it's whats causing the overclock to be unstable, now my new ram I got is :
    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/262/1/ Crucial Ballistix DDR PC4000 2GB .

    Now my current question is, if I keep the first 2gb of OCZ ram in with the Crucial ram, will the new ram aid the OCZ ram to make it stable? and if the answer is no, what is better overclocking my pc and haveing 2gb of ram or keeping it at its speed with 4gb of ram?
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  2. Thermopylae_480


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    No. If your RAM is making your computer unstable than the new RAM will not stablize it. What do you use your computer for? 2GB may be quite sufficent. Using WinXP Home your computer won't recognize more than 3.5GB anyway.

    Crysis is probably the only current game that I'm aware of that might benefit from 3GB of memory. If you do a lot of video editing or editing of large photo files you might benefit from 3GB also.
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