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Old 04-05-2007, 09:29 AM   #1
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Default Question about installing RAM

My ram slots looks like this on the mobo

Channel A DIMM 0 <------512MB
Channel A DIMM 1


Channel B DIMM 0 <------512MB
Channel B DIMM 1


I'm getting 2gg more, should I just leave it how it is and install in the two empty slots? or put them both in the same channel?
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:03 PM   #2
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Do I need to post more information?
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:21 PM   #3
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Depends on how your memory is set up. Your drawing is a dual channel set up. Same size and type card in both 0 slots. (You can have memory in the 1 slots but they have to match on A and B channels.) If you get 2 one gig sticks you can put them in the 1 slots and run in dual channel mode. Dual channel is a little quicker in response time. The setting are in the bios.
If you just want a straight 3 gigs then 512 in the two A channels and the 2 one gig in the B channels.
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Old 04-05-2007, 12:59 PM   #4
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Don't I need to like touch metal or something before touching the RAM?
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Old 04-05-2007, 01:23 PM   #5
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Yeah its always better to ground yourself, you can touch the side of the case, or use an antistatic wrist strap.
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Old 04-05-2007, 01:30 PM   #6
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Ok thanks but just one more quesion one of my games needs 2gb RAM if I do the seperate channels so 1.5gb in each channel will the game be able to run smoothly?
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