The effect of filling all DIM slots?

  Mike12 13:42 02 Jul 06
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This is my first post on these boards so firstly I'd just like to say hello!

My question is I read on a web page recently that if you fill all of your DIMM slots with ram it can slow the speed at which they work? Is this true as I have recently upgraded my system with an extra gig of ram (2x 512)? I have a ASUS A8N-E mobo and the ram installed is 4x 512mb PC3200 400MHZ.

Any help is greatly appeciated!

  SG Atlantis® 14:00 02 Jul 06

it won't unless the RAM you've added is slower than what you have already.

  SG Atlantis® 14:01 02 Jul 06

I'm running 4 sticks of 512mb. My system is steady as a rock and flies along...

  SG Atlantis® 14:04 02 Jul 06

it won't unless the RAM you've added is slower than what you have already.

  SG Atlantis® 14:05 02 Jul 06

wtf... sorry about the posts.

  SANTOS7 14:05 02 Jul 06

One of the most common reasons for this problem is that the PC System doesn't have enough cache memory to handle the addressing for the additional memory.

If your are experiencing this problem, the only solution is to upgrade your Processor (CPU) or the motherboard, as the cache memory cannot be upgraded.

  Mike12 14:11 02 Jul 06

The RAM I have installed is the same in each slot so don't think I should have any problems. As for my CPU I have an AMD 4200+ X2 dual core processor so I don't think this should leave me a cache problem?

  SG Atlantis® 14:13 02 Jul 06

that's an old issue.... doesn't count now with new systems.

  SANTOS7 14:14 02 Jul 06

It can't be a problem cos you say you have already installed them...

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