Memory Upgrade Tip Needed
Posted on 2008-10-21
A simple question for the experts out there:
I have 2gb of RAM and want to upgrade to 4gb. Right now I have two 1gb sticks of RAM. I am unsure if I should purchase a single 2gb stick or two 1gb sticks in order to avoid any problems.
Here is my setup:
2048 Megabytes Installed Memory
Slot 'DIMM_B1' has 1024 MB
Slot 'DIMM_B2' is Empty
Slot 'DIMM_A1' has 1024 MB
Slot 'DIMM_A2' is Empty
Two sticks of:
Kingston [KVR667D2N5/1G] 1GB PC2-5300 (1024MB 240pin 128Mx64 Unbuffered Non-ECC DDR2-667 Timing CL5)
Asus [M2N-E] M2N-E (nVidia nForce 570 Ultra AM2/1000FSB Dual-DDR2-800 PCX16(x1) PCX4(x1) PCX1(x2) PCI(x3) SATA300-RAID(0/1/5/10)/ATA133 w/ USB2.0 / 7.1 Audio / Gigabit LAN / ATX)
I am running Win XP 32bit
I have read that if I do not populate the RAM bays in a balanced way I could have some problems.
Any advise would be appreciated.