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Some more... If I'm not wrong, there's nowadays, some card to extend capability ram memory, using board slots. Think the problems is, how much memory can I add? It depends of board used! Am I wrong? Tks. Vic-Lxa-PT - www.dimuka.pt.vu
Whether or not your motherboard explicitly requires you match speed and latency on memory sticks, even if they're different capacities, match them anyway.
There are three things where seeking bargains can lead to long-term regret... Doctors, shoes, and RAM.
It really depends on the speed when it comes right down to it. If you using 1 stick of 128 with a speed of 100mhz...you can "trick" your sytem by putting in another stick of 128 to increase your memory with another speed, such as 133mhz, but you have to put the faster stick into DIM2 verses DIM 1...and your system will "think" it's all running at the slower speed. The reverse is not true thou. Always put the faster speed in the second slot, and it whould be fine. Not always, depending on the MB, but I have found sucess in doing that.
I have a Dell Dimension E520 with Vista 32, which has a maximum RAM addressability of 3.1G as I am told by Dell and Crucial. Had 1G in each of the #1 and #3 slots and a 2G stick (also a different speed) in the #2 slot. Worked well for awhile but now it's acting like it's running on 500K total RAM. Crucial says each of the 4 slots can only have 1G apiece. Dell is not sure (thanks, guys). I'm going to try that. I suspect the matching issue is a factor here, so double-check with the manufacturer if that's required.
I HAVE LENOVO H SERIES PC WITH 32MX64 DDR 256MB,PC3200-333LF RAM. NOW I WANT TO UPGRADE IT TO 1 GB.CAN I CHANGE INTO DDR3 RAM?
Leo, is it true that if you have two memory sticks installed, each with different speed, then both will operate at the slowest speed installed? Also, which is better performance wise, having one 1GB stick installed or having two matching 512MB sticks installed? Thanks…
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