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General Memory Slot Configuration Question

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Akmorph, Dec 2, 2004.

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  1. Akmorph

    Akmorph Thread Starter

    Nov 14, 2002
    I just recently purchased a 1gb stick of Kingston ddr400 Ram for my pc.

    Currently i have 2 x 512mb sticks in my 1st and 3rd slot of my MB. I currently use the Asus A7N8X-D Board. 3 Memory slots total. What would you suggest me to do for the order of my memory or does it even matter ?

    Slot 1 : 512mb
    Slot 2 : Empty
    Slot 3 : 512mb

    Eventually going to be 3gb Memory but Im not the best in these types of configurations.

    Thanks ahead of time guys.
  2. prowler351


    Jan 5, 2002
    For speed and effectiveness, always put your biggest mem stick in slot 1,2nd biggest in slot 2 ,and 3rd in slot 3.
    So for you, move that stick in 3 to slot 2.when your computer needs ram,it always goes to slot 1 first, and then if it needs more, it checks the next slot.this way you can save 0.0000001 seconds :) hehehe
  3. winbob


    Aug 2, 2004
    What the heck are you going to be doing to utilize 3GB of RAM????
  4. prowler351


    Jan 5, 2002
    who cares you can always use more ram!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HEHEHE.
    I got a buddy whos trying to make a system that will load all of a game like WCIII onto nothing but ram and skip needing to get stuff off the hard drives at all.
    It at least sounds like it would kick a$$.now as far as saving anything and making it actualy work may be the hard part.If he can't pull it off,im sure someone will.
  5. pronute


    Feb 12, 2003
    You can install 3GB of memory, however even if Windows would allow you run applications on the entire 3GB (which it will not do) your cache would be thinned out so much it would slow your system to a crawl, and remember every component uses Memory even the memory uses memory (cache) and Windows occupies a minimum of 32 MB.
  6. etaf

    etaf Moderator

    Oct 2, 2003
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    you may find that you do not use the memory - this drive for memory does have an upper limit
    have a look at task manager and see how much memeory you are currenlty using -
    I have 512MB and rarely use it all and swap - when using the PC normally
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