View Full Version : [other] RAM upgrade

May 3rd, 2008, 03:11 AM
I have a sytem with 256MB DDR2 RAM(P4-3GHz).I would like to upgrade the RAM.should i replace it with 1GB RAM and graphics card or should i go for 2x1GB RAM as my system support dual channel mode.

May 3rd, 2008, 03:13 AM
There is really no point in speding for 2GB of RAM for that old machine - just get the 1GB. That should be plenty for ubuntu and p4

May 3rd, 2008, 03:16 AM
I would suggest you go with 2x512 and a new video card if you are a gamer. If you are not, then just grab a 512 stick and slap it in and you will be golden for most programs.

May 3rd, 2008, 03:23 AM
If you want the 1 Gig, get 2x512 RAM sticks, then you can still have dual channel :)

May 3rd, 2008, 03:28 AM
Dual channel honestly is based off the placebo effect. I see no difference in real life computing, only in benchmarks.