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Triumphdog

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I would like to get another 1 g of ram. Right now I have this pc : http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/genericDocument?lc=en&cc=us&docname=c00280666 w/ 1 gig of DDR SDRAM 184 pin PC3200 2x512 ram. MY question is, can I get another one gig in just one stick, instead of 2x512? That way down the road I can get another 1 gig stick (I have four total slots) ? Or do they run best if you have 2x512 w/ another 2x512? Thanks for any help fellas!
 
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RAM sticks do come in 1GB sticks but...would you really need it? I run 280GB (160GB+120GB) with 2x512Mb of RAM and that is more than enough.
 

Triumphdog

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Ok thanks for the reply, my main question is though is that will a 1 gig stick run well with a 1gig of 2x512? Does they run well together? Or should I match them up by having one set of 2x512 now and adding another 2x512 having 2 gigs total?

Sort of like:

2x512 = 1 Gig + 2x512 = 1 Gig = 2 Gigs Total (No Slots Open)

Or

2x512 = 1 Gig + 1 Gig Stick = 2 Gigs Total (One Slot Open)

What is my best choice?
 
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From my expeience, the less hardware you have to use - the better. Therefore, my suggestion would be to go with the 2+1 option.
Some will agree - others wont. They will both work.
 
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I would go to crucial site and put your make/model in and see what it says you can use, some pcz are fussy about ram others are not.


dont you love that? its not listed, get a 1gig stick and try it, it should work
 

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One thing to consider. If you have a dual channel DDR MB, you should add the memory in pairs for the best performance.
 
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