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I've had this build for a year or so now, but have been too busy to have time to play around with it. Lately with more free time I've been trying to do some PC gaming as I intended to when I built it.
I feel like something isn't right with the performance based on my hardware specs. Before I get to into it, I'd like to post the results from 3DMark06 and hear some opinions. If further reports from other software are needed I'd be happy to post them.
3dMark06 Result

I know my RAM could use an upgrade, but I wouldn't think it would impact my performance so badly. But I am trying to get some extra money together to get 2GB of 800mhz Corsair to replace the 4 sticks I have in there now.

Also I should mention, I just upgraded to Win7 x64 about a week ago. After doing this performance in my game Borderlands was significantly increased. It then ran better on high video settings than it did on low running 32 bit XP. Unfortunately with my game Dragon Age it didn't seem to make a difference.

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I would suggest upgrading to four gigs of ram since you play games. However you said you want to replace the 4 sticks, if you only get 2 gigs, then only replace only two sticks so you can have 3 gigs of ram.
 

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I would suggest upgrading to four gigs of ram since you play games. However you said you want to replace the 4 sticks, if you only get 2 gigs, then only replace only two sticks so you can have 3 gigs of ram.
All 4 sticks are 266mhz. If I leave 2 sticks in won't the 800mhz RAM only run at 266mhz then?
 

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All 4 sticks are 266mhz. If I leave 2 sticks in won't the 800mhz RAM only run at 266mhz then?
you are right - did not even give it a second thought for whatever reason. but you better make sure your motherboard can handle the 800mhz ram. From what I can find out, it may not be able to or it will drop it down to what the motherboard can handle
 
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