I have a Gigabyte GA-7N400 Pro2 motherboard and want to increase memory. At present the setup is Dual Channel activated with one 512Mb double sided module in channel A and the same in channel B. I 'phoned Crucial and they said I couldn't add any more memory ie I would have to take out what I've got. However the manual appears to show that I can add another DS 512MB module in channel A (although I find understanding these manuals difficult!)If anyone could help - especially if they can say with confidence I am right with the manual- I would appreciate it.
I've just downloaded the manual and it seems quite clear but since I don't actually have this motherboard, I don't have hands-on experience of it.
According to the manual: Channel A = Dimm 1 and Dimm 2 Channel B = Dimm 3 and Dimm 4
With your current double-sided dimms in Dimm 1 and Dimm 3 you can add another double-sided dimm in Dimm 2 and still keep dual channel operation. There are other possible combinations but this seems the easiest one.
probably you could but the dual memory may not work.but it would still make an increase in computer speed ,,i have the same board and i use two matched memory sticks of 512 from crucial ..working as double channel A dim 1 and channel B dim3 ,,before that i had three sticks of 252.but replaced them
I have tried the Crucial website and its happy to sell me more memory but it doesn't know what I've already got. The problem seems to be linked to the single/double sided issue. My small brain couldn't cope with the explanation crucial gave me but I have agut feeling they were wrong and the manual is right. I'll try phoning them again.