upgrading memory

Posted on 2007-10-18
Last Modified: 2013-11-10
In the machine already is a 512mb stick, DDR-400Mhz PC3200U. Can I just add a 1gb stick of the same format, to give me 1.5gb of ram, or is it not possible for me to use both together?
Question by:pauldvincent
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    Yep one stick of 512meg and one stick of 1GB will work fine.

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    Whether you can add an extra gig to this setup depends on a few things:

    The maximum amount of memory the motherboard supports (i.e. 2Gb)
    The maximum amount of memory per slot (i.e. 1Gb)
    Whether you want the debatable advantages of Dual Channel memory (two sticks of RAM of the same size/frequency etc, for a slight performance gain)
    Whether you have a free RAM slot.

    If you meet the above, then you can add the 1Gb stick happily. Best place to check memory is, or find out your Motherboard manufacturer and look in their specifications.

    You can also use 3rd party tools like the belarc advisor or siw to find out about your system.

    If you need anything else, don't hesitate to ask.


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