Memory Upgrade Question

  darkster 14:33 08 Jan 2007

I will be looking to upgrade my RAM memory in my PC and I have a question; My motherboard has 4 DIMM slots with 2 x 512MB DDR-2 RAM 667MHz in use (Max 4GB). I want to upgrade to 2GB would it be advisable to use 1 x 1GB or 2 x 512MB DDR-2 RAM 667MHz?

  Technotiger 14:39 08 Jan 2007

Hi, this very usefull site should tell you all you need to know about memory ...

click here

  TOPCAT® 14:43 08 Jan 2007

use Crucial's System Scanner click here and follow their recommendation. TC.

  Technotiger 14:59 08 Jan 2007

Hi ... hover your cursor over my link above :-))

  TOPCAT® 15:05 08 Jan 2007

Beat me to it - great minds think alike! :o) TC.

  ed-0 15:08 08 Jan 2007

Simple rule of thumb.

If the dimm sockets are close together ( no gaps ) and the same colour, get a 1Gb stick. Not dual channel memory.

if the there is a space between the dimm sockets ( 2 X 2 ) and they are coloured differently, then get 2 X 512Mb dimms. Because it is very likely you have dual channel memory and dual channel memory works faster in matched pairs.

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