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    RAM Question

    I have 1 gig of RAM. The way it is set up is that the memory mode is in Single Channel mode.

    So I have x2 256 module and a 1 512 module.

    I'm not good at figureing out the ram stuff. The x2 256's look like this...

    http://images10.newegg.com/productim...220-031-03.JPG

    That's not the ram I have, that's just what it looks like.

    The 512 one just looks like your normal ram chip.

    http://images10.newegg.com/productim...144-003-03.JPG

    That image IS the one I have.

    When I have all 3 in at 1 gig, I'm in single mode. But if I take the 512 out, I'm in dual mode. I understand that I have to get another 2 256's to put me at 1 gig in dual mode.

    After all that, my question is: Am I better off having 512 ram in dual mode, or 1 gig but at single mode.

    I Ask because when I'm at 1 gig, the machine does not act like a machine with a gig of ram. So I was wondering...


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    Quote Originally Posted by ZedIzDead
    I have 1 gig of RAM. The way it is set up is that the memory mode is in Single Channel mode.

    So I have x2 256 module and a 1 512 module.

    I'm not good at figureing out the ram stuff. The x2 256's look like this...

    http://images10.newegg.com/productim...220-031-03.JPG

    That's not the ram I have, that's just what it looks like.

    The 512 one just looks like your normal ram chip.

    http://images10.newegg.com/productim...144-003-03.JPG

    That image IS the one I have.

    When I have all 3 in at 1 gig, I'm in single mode. But if I take the 512 out, I'm in dual mode. I understand that I have to get another 2 256's to put me at 1 gig in dual mode.

    After all that, my question is: Am I better off having 512 ram in dual mode, or 1 gig but at single mode.

    I Ask because when I'm at 1 gig, the machine does not act like a machine with a gig of ram. So I was wondering...

    Let's start off with this question - what motherboard do you have?

    Can you actually get a better idea of what the ram is? Is this a home built system or a pre-built system?

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    It's an intel motherboard. But I don't know the excat kind. I'll find out and I'll find out about the ram too. It's a home built system. I got most of the parts from my brother in law, and he didn't have the boxes from them, so I'll open it up and find out. Everytime I think I understaand this stuff, it changes.


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    Man i wish i had 1 gig ram on my HP pavilion a340n.... (Wait.. i think it can hold upto 2 gigs.... )

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZedIzDead
    It's an intel motherboard. But I don't know the excat kind. I'll find out and I'll find out about the ram too. It's a home built system. I got most of the parts from my brother in law, and he didn't have the boxes from them, so I'll open it up and find out. Everytime I think I understaand this stuff, it changes.
    Intel? Hmm.I am not sure I recall which Intel chipsets were dual channel for memory. More information would be useful.

    What do you use your computer for? (Primary use? Secondary use?)

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    Ok heres what I got.

    Ram - x2 265mb corsair Platinum - ddr sdram dimm - 400mhz, http://corsairmemory.com/corsair/xms.html#twinx

    x1 512MB Kingsston value ram 266MHz DDR Non-ECC CL2.5 DIMM

    Intel desktop board D865gbf

    This is my primary machine.


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