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#1 TripleDigitRide

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 01:09 PM

I currently have 2x512MB and plan on upgrading to (possibly used) 2x1GB (max). Is there anything I should know, or do I simply remove the old and replace with new?


Also, can you use 1x512MB and 1x1GB, or do they need to be the same?


Thanks in advance.

Edited by TripleDigitRide, 06 June 2010 - 01:17 PM.


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Posted 06 June 2010 - 02:39 PM

Depends on the system, motherboard.

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 02:52 PM

Intel D101GGC

When searching for memory, some say low density, and some say high density. Should I be looking for one over the other?

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 04:05 PM

http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=D101GGC

This site seems the most reliable source for memory upgrades
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Posted 06 June 2010 - 04:32 PM

Couple of things Triple...

Your board supports dual channel, so no, you do not need identical chips, however the best performance will come from installing two identical sticks.
Unfortunately, after looking up your board, you do not have too many options. DDR DIMM 2700 or the 3200. Max of 2 GB.

Best bet usually is to purchase them in a pair, typically can save by buying a bundled pair of them that are identical as opposed to purchasing single sticks.

As to your question regarding density. All this is referring to is the stick in MB. If your looking for the best available you would want a high speed pair of 1 GB sticks.
The PC 3200 is the faster of the two (notice the higher Mhz). Manufacturer of the RAM is of course user choice. :thumbsup:

Hope this helps, and enjoy the extra RAM. Should make a notable difference with your PC.
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Posted 06 June 2010 - 05:33 PM

Thank you all for the help.

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 05:55 PM

Generally...low-density modules are preferred over high-density.

http://www.1ststop.net/1stStop_2.htm

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