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#1 foamboy

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 09:21 AM

This one's probably simple, but I'm wondering...
I'm rejuvenating an old Gateway 700S with an Intel D850EVM2 motherboard and I can now afford to upgrade on the cheap with guaranteed "previously owned" RAM. Assuming compatibility with Samsung 184 pin PC800-40ns Non-ECC modules, in two kits, one at 256MB (2x128) and one at 512MB (2x 256), is there a benefit to placing the larger capacity modules in Bank 0, or will it matter if I just remove the CRIMM's from Bank 1 and just stick the added 512MB in there?

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#2 fairjoeblue

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 12:38 PM

"D850EVM2"

The 850 indicates it has a Intel 850 chipset.
Since you mentioned removing " CRIMM's " I would assume that it uses RDRAM [Rambus memory] & not DDR memory.

RDRAM has to be installed in matched pairs .

As far as I know only motherboards that used RDRAM had "CRIMM'S" .
Those are "empty memory sticks" used for "continuity" .
[CRIMMS complete the circuit]

The easiest way to find out is to pop out a memory stick .
If it has 2 notches toward the center of the contact edge that are fairly close together it is RDRAM.
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