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    Friend at work asked my opinion on what Ram to get to upgrade new pc she'd bought - with 1GB ram (2 x 512) which had a quarter of it used by onboard graphics so wasn't running vista very well!
    I said i thought that DDr2 had to run in matched pairs, but the man at the shop said that one stick of 1gb will do in addition the 2 that she's already got. This works but does it mean that the ram won't be running dual channel?

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    Re: ddr2

    yep. You need matched pairs for dual channel to work.

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    Re: ddr2

    Ram does run much better if you have two sticks the exact same.

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    Re: ddr2

    Splash out on a nice and cheap graphics card with it's own memory, then lob 2 more 512 sticks in if she has another dual channel pair free... Happy PC!

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    Re: ddr2

    Given that vista is going to be more and more memory intensive than it has any right to be (IMHO!) I'd go with a couple of 1Gb sticks rather than 512's...

    That way you won't be chucking away your 512's in a years time.

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    Re: ddr2

    DDR2 is dirt cheap at the moment

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    Re: ddr2

    I second OutToLunch, stick a cheap Nvidia 8400 in it for about £30 and that'll prob improve performance with DX10 support to go with it. Then go for RAM

    Try, http://www.ebuyer.com/product/133002

    Craig

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