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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rgray21, Jan 28, 2005.

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  1. rgray21

    rgray21 Thread Starter

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    Four 184-pin DDR SDRAM DIMM sockets
    Support for DDR 400, DDR 333, and DDR 266
    Su2.5-volt (V) only, 184-pin DDR SDRAM DIMMs with gold-plated contacts

    Unbuffered, single-sided or double-sided DIMMs (double-sided DIMMs with ×16 organization are not supported)

    4 gigabytes (GB) maximum of total system memory

    64 megabytes (MB) minimum of total system memory

    ECC and non-ECC DIMMs supported

    Serial Presence Detect

    Support for DDR266, DDR333, and DDR400 SDRAM DIMMs
    Dual Channel Memory Interface where the board has two memory channels with two DIMM sockets eachpport for up to 4 GB of system memory .

    ther are two 256mb modules installed now. if i add two 512mb modules will i get the full benefit of all modules. the system is dual channel.
     
  2. Elvandil

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    That will give you a gig and a half. Not sure what your concern is. It should go without a hitch on any newer boards, and that one clearly is a new one with support for that much RAM.

    But why do you want that much RAM?
     
  3. rgray21

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    i'm just getting a real good deal on the ram so i figured i'd go ahead and get it
     
  4. Elvandil

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    Sounds good. I doubt any OS can use all that RAM---XP, for example, is about optimized at 512 and doesn't ever use more than that (except, I imagine, under some circumstances that I am unaware of---movie editing, perhaps).

    But if I had that much RAM installed, I'd seriously consider installing a RAM drive into at least part of it. I used to use one for my temp internet files and visited pages popped up instantly. Some people use one for temp files or as a place to open large archives since it clearly is many times faster than a real hard drive.

    But get the RAM if it's a deal---even saving it for spare is a good idea.
     
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