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Dual Channel with RAM question!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Haseo34, Dec 27, 2010.

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  1. Haseo34

    Haseo34 Thread Starter

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    Alright well currently my Samsung R580 has an i5 and whatnot.
    It has 4GB Ddr3 Dual Channel RAM.. (2x2GB)

    Checked CPU-Z and they are PC3-8600 (533Mhz) If anyone wants to know..

    Anyways.
    I wanted to up it to 6gb or so, by keeping in one of the 2GB sticks and chucking in a 4GB stick with it.

    Question is, will it natively run at Dual Channel given that I get the right speed to match it?

    And primarily..will I notice any possible performance increase? Is it worth the $50?

    I game mainly, and surf the web.
     
  2. Frank4d

    Frank4d Retired Trusted Advisor

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    Are you running a 64-bit or 32-bit operation system? If 32-bit there will be no performance increase (the computer won't recognize it). If 64-bit there may be a performance increase if you replace both sticks of RAM with 2X 4GB for a total of 8 GB; depending on what you use the computer for.
     
  3. Haseo34

    Haseo34 Thread Starter

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    Well, I have 64-Bit Windows 7.
    Generally I game on this machine, Just looking for upgrades and what not.
     
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    Wasn't the same, this was for a laptop. The other was desktop
     
  6. flavallee

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    I assumed that you referring to the same computer. Thanks for clarifying that. (y)

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