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Old 07-17-2006, 03:35 PM   #1
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I am looking at going Dual Channel with my RAM soon, but i have a couple of questions.....

OK, i have 2 scenarios.....

a) I buy 2X512MB sticks of same RAM (i believe this will make it work in dual channel)......can i still use with those sticks, my current 512MB and 256MB?


b) I buy 2X512MB sticks of same RAM......can i later buy another stick of the same RAM or buy 2 more of the same?

All help is much appreciated.....



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Old 07-17-2006, 04:06 PM   #2
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First of all you need to make sure the RAM is of the same type and speed to gain the best performace. Especially if you have 2xPC3200 with 2xPC2700, the RAM speed will run at the slower PC2700 speed. It also depends on your motherboard; some only accept pairs of RAM so I would recommend just getting 2x1GB because prices are so cheap these days!

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Old 07-17-2006, 11:54 PM   #3
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yea getting 2 1GB pieces wills ave you from doing so later on aswell

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