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(2) 1 GB PC3200 vs (4) 512 PC3200

By fbieler47
Mar 3, 2006
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  1. I have 4 gb of pc3200 ddr in my computer, it only recognises 2 gb. I removed 2 sticks and it runs better. My question is, will there be an improvement if I swap my 2 gig sticks for 4 512's?
  2. OpTiMuSpRiMe

    OpTiMuSpRiMe TS Rookie Posts: 211

    well it all depends on the speed and the cas latency of the 512 sticks that you get.. the lower the latency the better.. you will still have dual channel support with the four slots being full if your mobo support dual channel.. one thing i would check first is the other slots try 2 sticks in each slot and see if windows recognizes them and also check your bios with all four in and swap the sticks and slots then check before thinking about buying new sticks.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    no, because there are upper limits for memory.
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 8,165

    You need to read up on the specs of your motherboard, esp. about supported memory.
    Some mobos support 4 double-sided memory sticks, some 2 double-sided AND 2 single-sided, some only 4 single-sided OR 2 double-sided, etc.
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