Slightly theoretical question this one as my pay packet this month is going on a Hyundai L90D+ monitor, but anyway...
I currently have 2 sticks of 256MB PC3200 RAm running in dual channel, but I'm finding it being eaten away with background programs etc. I'm also seeing a lot of hard disk access when I'm playing newer games like HL2.
I think more RAM would help this, but I can only afford to buy 1 stcik of 512MB - this means I wouldn't be running in dual channel anymore (256 + 256 + 512).
So my question is how much performance would I lose going to single channel, and would this "upgrade" actually make my system slower?
MSI Delta L mobo
Barton 2500+ oced to 3000+
2 x 256 PC3200