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Mixing ram sizes in new pc.

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5y, 8m agoPosted 5 years, 8 months ago
Hi everyone. I bought a new pc a few months ago with 2x2GB of ram. Could I install a 1x4GB if the speed is the same? I'd be using the same make which is this:

http://www.scan.co.uk/products/4gb-corsair-xms3-ddr3-pc3-10666-%281333%29-non-ecc-unbuffered-cas-9-9-9-24-150v

The reason I would be using 1x4GB and not 2x2GB is because the heatsink for the CPU covers one of two remaining slots meaning iv only got one to work with.
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5y, 8m agoPosted 5 years, 8 months ago
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#1
Are you currently using slots 1 & 3 for the 2gb sticks?
#2
MBeeching
Are you currently using slots 1 & 3 for the 2gb sticks?


how can he be if the last 2 slots are covered up?

Yes that would work but wouldnt be as good as 2 x 2

have a read here

http://forums.hexus.net/pc-memory/110073-2-x-2gb-4-x-1gb.html


Edited By: KapA on Apr 07, 2011 15:25
#3
KapA
MBeeching
Are you currently using slots 1 & 3 for the 2gb sticks?


how can he be if the last 2 slots are covered up?

Yes that would work but wouldnt be as good as 2 x 2

have a read here
[url=%0Ahttp://forums.hexus.net/pc-memory/110073-2-x-2gb-4-x-1gb.html]
http://forums.hexus.net/pc-memory/110073-2-x-2gb-4-x-1gb.html[/url]




I disagree. Surely this should be the current setup:

Slot 1 - 2gb
Slot 2 - Empty
Slot 3 - 2gb
Slot 4 - Blocked

You would usually want the matching pair to be in 1 & 3 to run in dual channel mode.
If you then put a 4gb stick in slot 2 would you lose the dual channel on the existing pair?






Edited By: MBeeching on Apr 07, 2011 16:30
#4
Need a techi but as far as I know as long as the speeds are same than there will be an improvement (the speed is taken from the lowest running ram stick)
#5
Remember, some OS do not recogniseRAM above a certain amount
#6
Disco
Remember, some OS do not recogniseRAM above a certain amount


That's a good point, I take 64bit for granted these days :)

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