1.5gb RAM or 1gb?

  herc182 14:23 18 Jul 05
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Hi, as i was just tinkering with my CPU heatsink and fan i had to remove my RAM sticks to get better access.
the computer came with 2 sticks of 512mb DDR 400mhz, and i added another stick a while back of 512 mb but was 266mhz. i read that all the ram will run at the slower speed so i thought i would take it out.
my question is:

will my computer be better off with 1.5gb ram running at 266mhz or 1gb running at 400mhz (which is what i have done now).

thanks

  cycoze 14:29 18 Jul 05

I would go with 1gb running at 400mhz and if your Motherboard allows it to be run in a dual config, even better.

  User-312386 14:29 18 Jul 05

1GB at 400mhz (PC3200)

  herc182 15:21 18 Jul 05

SORRY EVERYONE! the server has been playing up recently forme. didnt mean to post three times

  herc182 15:21 18 Jul 05

dual configuration? what is that?

thanks

  cycoze 16:04 18 Jul 05

Dual Channel config , first your MotherBoard needs to support this , most newish boards will have it.

To all intents it doubles your memory bandwidth lessening the chance of a bottleneck or traffic jam, single channel is a bit like having a normal two-way road , while dual channel is like two seperate two-way roads or dual carriage way.

Normally two identical sticks of memory are used to do this.

Sorry for not coming up with a better explanation but thats the simplest way i can put it .

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