Quick RAM question

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  1. ls1norcal

    ls1norcal New Member

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    Is it traditionally better to run 2 sticks that add up to X amount of MB/GB, or just one?

    Example, (2) 512's or (1) 1 GB?

    Also, is it not good to use two different brands?
     
  2. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    2 sticks if your mobo supports dual channel, you usually have to get 2 sticks with the exact same specs also

    if it doesn't support dual channel, run whichever configuration is cheaper
     
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    As mentioned, you should run two sticks of the same brand and type if your PC supports dual-channel.

    Otherwise, you could do what I did to my old laptop and run one 512MB stick of Kingston with 256MB of Compaq (Hyundai) RAM. Had to wait until more funds showed up to finish up with another identical stick of Kingston (pretty good, BTW).
     

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