Concerning RAM - Rank and Organization? What are they / can you mix them?
Posted on 2009-02-21
Adding 2 GB RAM (1 GB each in slots 2 and 4) to a Dell Dimension 5150 desktop that already had 512 in it in (256 in each of slots 1 and 3).
When it booted up and go into BIOS, we get the following info for the 4 slots (2 pair of 2):
slot 1: 256MB, Rank 1, Organization x16
Slot 2: 1GB, Rank 2, Organization x8
slot 3: 256MB, Rank 1, Organization x16
Slot 4: 1GB, Rank 2, Organization x8
I wound up just pulling out the old 256 sticks. But I got wondering about rand and more importantly organization?
any advice on whether I can keep them all in there?