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2slots for ram, all in 1 stick or 2 sticks matched equally ?

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#1 lawlesss


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Posted 24 April 2014 - 09:44 PM

Hello to all. this is my 1st post, any and all help, or opinions, suggestions are given thanks. what I have is a dell precision m4500 with windows 7 pro 64 bit. want to max. out ram capacity. my understanding is that it is capable of supporting 16 gb. assuming this is correct. which would be best? 1)all of total in one stick? or 2) equally matched and divided into 2 sticks of total supported? also it's my researched understanding crucial inc. is the only compatible ram for larger upgrades in size. True or false. thanks for any light you may behold and care to share.

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 10:07 PM

16GB is the maximum total with both slots populated, so you would use 2x 8GB to give the fastest dual-channel operating mode.




Hard to say whether alternatives can be guaranteed compatible, but at least Crucial offer a compatibility guarantee, and are often quoted for that reason.

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 11:53 PM

I thank you for the speedy reply, and consider my questions resolved. Thank you for your time and answers, Moderater. Off to see the wizard.

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