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Old 07-19-2008, 08:35 PM   #1
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I currently have 1 stick of 512MB of RAm in my PC, I plan on adding 2 more sticks of 2GB of RAM. My question is my system going to run OK with 2.5 GB of RAM or am I better off just putting in the 2GB and taking the other stick of 512MB out. What do you guys think? Mobo is d945gtp

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It will be fine with the 3 sticks of ram.
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supposing the mobo supports that much ram then that shouldnt be a problem

however you may gain more by taking the 512 out and having the 2gb in dual channel mode if your motherboard supports that
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however you may gain more by taking the 512 out and having the 2gb in dual channel mode if your motherboard supports that
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however you may gain more by taking the 512 out and having the 2gb in dual channel mode if your motherboard supports that
How do i tell if my mobo supports dual channel mode, please?
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have a look in the manual or on the manufacturers website it should say

or this is a tell tale however not prooving sign if the ram slots are two different colours
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How do i tell if my mobo supports dual channel mode, please?
Seems your board has the 945g chipset http://www.intel.com/products/mother...5gtp/index.htm. You can run dual channel, just make sure you use 2 sticks instead of the 3.
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Seems your board has the 945g chipset http://www.intel.com/products/mother...5gtp/index.htm. You can run dual channel, just make sure you use 2 sticks instead of the 3.
Thanks, I was looking at this http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd...umentation.htm

and couldn't find anything. So I should just use the two 2GB sticks? Do they need to go into certain slots and do I have to do anything special to get them to run dual channel mode? Or do I just stick the 2 GB sticks in any slots and I'll be all set?

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make sure your speeds match tho. cause the two sticks if they run faster then the 512mb stick...then it'll kinda be pointless having it there.
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http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd...d945gtp_lg.jpg this is my board

and this is from intel's site but I am not sure what board it is

http://www.intel.com/support/motherb...11965.htm#dual

so does that mean the 2 blue ones are the dual core channels?
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