new memory

  zebbydog 17:20 07 Dec 03

I have 4 dimm slots 1 256mb 2 empty 3 256mb 4 empty it is ddr400 184 pin and i want to add another 512mb any advice on the best way? ie. do i put the 2 256 together in 1&2 and get a 512 for slot 3 etc. Thanks in advance Zebby

  Gongoozler 17:57 07 Dec 03

Hi zebbydog. It probably doesn't matter which slots you put the memory, but in some motherboards you may get the best performance if you put the largest stick of memory in the lowest numbered slot, i.e. 512 in slot 1, and the 256Ms in slots 2 and 3. click here. What you can be confident of is that no harm will be done if you don't follow this suggestion.

  zebbydog 18:53 07 Dec 03

This is a copy from the manual if it helps

DDR Population Rules
Install at least one DIMM module on the slots. Each DIMM slot supports
up to a maximum size of 1GB. Users can install either single- or doublesided
modules to meet their own needs. Please note that Channel A DIMMs
(DIMM1 & DIMM2) can respectively work alone, but Channel B DIMMs
(DIMM3 & DIMM4) must work in pair with Channel A DIMMs. In order to
have better performance, it is recommended to install memory modules of the
same type and density on DDR DIMMs “in pairs” -- {DIMM1 & DIMM3}
{DIMM2 & DIMM4}.

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