I just got a single stick of 1 gig DDR333 RAM from a friend to replace my old slower memory. Now my system has two memory slots and I was wondering if I was better off having this RAM installed all by itself and leaving one slot empty, or also using my old memory card of 512 MB DDR266 RAM as well.
One option will give me 1.5 gigs of memory but since the memory will run at the speed of the slowest componant it will only run at 266 MHz. Also, I'm not sure, but might there be compatability problems with sticks with different speeds? The other option has less memory, only 1 gig, but will run at the fastest speed possible on my system, 333 MHz.
Any suggestions as to which one is better, considering this is mostly a gaming upgrade? I really don't know how much more useful memory in excess of 1 gig is.