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Ram Sticks

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5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
Hey guys,

I'm having a problem with buying ram for my laptop, I wanted to know whether running 2x1gb sticks to enable dual channel mode(assuming i can just buy another 1gb stick as i have 1gb already?) or buy a 2gb ram stick and fit it in with my 1gb, making it 3gbs worth of ram?
could i do that, or should i just stick to the 1gb x 2, which will be better.
thanks
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5y, 10m agoPosted 5 years, 10 months ago
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#1
Do you do anything on your PC which might be demanding enought for the extra 1GB?

I have 2GB and my computer can handle video and photo editing (considered to be demanding on resources). Depends on the other components in your system as well..

And what OS? Vista and 7 take up more RAM than XP so if you run one of the former, then maybe 3GB might be needed to you've got plenty left to play with
#2
Probably the 1GB option, although it does depend on what you are doing; having twice as fast ram is generally going to be better although if you are using so much that it is paging/swapping to hard disc a lot, having 3GB total will overall be faster.
#3
Probably is the best answer you will get. Its a mature standard but its hard to guarantee it will work (particularly in dual-channel mode)...
#4
brawlzzz
so if i stick to the Samsung, it should dual channel right?


Don't worry about it as it makes a tiny difference. If running xp or W7 then 2gb is fine vista go for 3gb.
#5
oO what laptop memory do i need for acer aspire 7520? currently on windows 7
#6
cheekychic
oO what laptop memory do i need for acer aspire 7520? currently on windows 7


Run the crucial memory scan and it should tell you what you require.
#7
If at all poss try and go for the same manufacturer, even if it's the same part number sometimes they do conflict
#8
Dual channel is vastly overrated. I did some testing myself recently, and the difference between dual channel with 2x2GB and single-channel 1x2GB was 404% vs 411% at the CorePlayer HD video benchmark.
#9
brawlzzz
what so if my laptops Toshiba, go for Toshiba, or if the ram sticks are Samsung, go for Samsung?

No, just try and make sure the RAM sticks (DIMMs) are both made by the same company as each other if possible. Not the same manufacrurer as the laptop, that doesn't matter.

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