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Suggestions about more RAM for my mobo

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Processor AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (NewCastle) @ 2.4Ghz
Motherboard Asus K8N
Cooling CM Hyper TX2, 4x80mm front intakes, Antec VGA intake, 92mm exhaust, Zalman VF900
Memory 2x512MB Corsair Value PC3200 CAS 2.5, 1x512MB Kingston HyperX PC3200 CAS 2.5
Video Card(s) Sapphire X800GTO 440/540 w/ 16 pipelines bios mod
Storage Seagate 160GB SATA, Seagate 200GB ATA
Display(s) Samsung 19" widescreen (940BW)
Case Rosewill TU-155
Audio Device(s) onboard
Power Supply Zalman ZM500 (500W)
Software Windows XP Professional SP2
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slapping a 3rd still will remove dual channel, and you will lose a chuck of speed.
 
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Processor AMD Athlon64 X2 3800+ @ 2.4Ghz
Motherboard ECS NForce4 A-939
Cooling CPU: Zalman CNPS7000B-AlCu GFX: Zalman VF-700AlCu, 2x120mm+5x80mm w/ Ultra 7ch Fan Controller
Memory Kingston 2x512MB DDR PC3200 Dual Channel 3-3-3-8
Video Card(s) EVGA Nvidia 7900GT KO Superclocked
Storage 2xSeagate Barracuda 7200.8/9 160GB SATAII NCQ in RAID0: 300GB total capacity
Display(s) Samsung SyncMaster 941BW (19" widescreen, 1440x900)
Case Antec P180B
Audio Device(s) Built in. 5.1Ch Logitech Z-5500 500w soundsystem, digital Coax connection
Power Supply Spire 500W
Software Windows Vista Ultimate
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ktr is spot on. you'll loose dual channel, which will seriously decrease speed. now, if you upgrade in identical matched pairs, you should be able to retain the dual channel. you have to weigh ram capacity versus speed (capacity if you do a lot of multitasking, etc, speed if you play games and do other intense tasks like that)
 
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Processor AMD Athlon 64 3000+ (NewCastle) @ 2.4Ghz
Motherboard Asus K8N
Cooling CM Hyper TX2, 4x80mm front intakes, Antec VGA intake, 92mm exhaust, Zalman VF900
Memory 2x512MB Corsair Value PC3200 CAS 2.5, 1x512MB Kingston HyperX PC3200 CAS 2.5
Video Card(s) Sapphire X800GTO 440/540 w/ 16 pipelines bios mod
Storage Seagate 160GB SATA, Seagate 200GB ATA
Display(s) Samsung 19" widescreen (940BW)
Case Rosewill TU-155
Audio Device(s) onboard
Power Supply Zalman ZM500 (500W)
Software Windows XP Professional SP2
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Thanks guys. Guess I'll just save the money for the next system.