Upgrade from 1GB

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I have an GA-K8NF9-SI motherboard with 2x512MB modules which run in dual channel mode, OS is 32-bit XP. I need more memory for intensive Photoshop use and I'm not sure which of the following changes will be most effective (I'm assuming over 3GB is pointless with the OS):
1. Add 2x512MB - total 2GB
2. Add 2x1GB - total 3GB but apps may only see 2GB total
3. Replace the 2x512MB and get 2x1GB - could use less power than (1) but seems bit of a waste really.
The motherboard manual recommends matching pairs, but nothing about matching all four.
I'd appreciate any comments/help.
Thank you
 
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32bit only reads 3.4gb ram i think.
depends how much your paying for those 1gb sticks x 2
you might be able to buy 2 x 2gb at same cost-ish
 
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