Dual Channel with RAM question!

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Haseo34

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Alright well currently my Samsung R580 has an i5 and whatnot.
It has 4GB Ddr3 Dual Channel RAM.. (2x2GB)

Checked CPU-Z and they are PC3-8600 (533Mhz) If anyone wants to know..

Anyways.
I wanted to up it to 6gb or so, by keeping in one of the 2GB sticks and chucking in a 4GB stick with it.

Question is, will it natively run at Dual Channel given that I get the right speed to match it?

And primarily..will I notice any possible performance increase? Is it worth the $50?

I game mainly, and surf the web.
 

Frank4d

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Are you running a 64-bit or 32-bit operation system? If 32-bit there will be no performance increase (the computer won't recognize it). If 64-bit there may be a performance increase if you replace both sticks of RAM with 2X 4GB for a total of 8 GB; depending on what you use the computer for.
 

Haseo34

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Well, I have 64-Bit Windows 7.
Generally I game on this machine, Just looking for upgrades and what not.
 

flavallee

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Wasn't the same, this was for a laptop. The other was desktop
I assumed that you referring to the same computer. Thanks for clarifying that. (y)

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