Need simple ram solution

By phoenix87 · 6 replies
May 3, 2008
  1. hi guys

    first of all , thanks 4 reading this

    the thing is that i am going to upgrade my systems ram

    i am currently using

    946 intel mobo
    core 2 duo 1.86
    and a dynet 1 gb ram ddr2

    and i wish to upgrade now

    currently i am having that dynet 1 gb ram in a slot and u know that 946 intel mobo has only 2 slots for the ram and supports 4 gb of ram

    can any one tell me that

    is it wise to upgrade a 2 gb ram with my current ram or i hav to stick with the same 1 gb again

    my friend said that there will be some kind of balancing problem if i use a 2 gb ram in one slot and 1 gb in another one

    is it true?

    and another thing..

    can i go for a different brand ram in my upgrade?
  2. GameJunkie72792

    GameJunkie72792 TS Maniac Posts: 274

    well, only a 64-bit OS will utilize 4GB

    alot of 32-bit systems use 3GB

    depending on what you do 2gb should be enough unless you play crysis on super uber high settings

    but no seriously 2GB would be plenty IMO
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,002   +15

  4. phoenix87

    phoenix87 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    thanks dude

    i am using 32- bit os i think(not sure ) . how can we find it out?

    xp sp3

    the thing is any way i am going to upgrade my system ram .. y to go to 1 gb instead of affording to 2 gb..

    and if in the future it may help

    along with that my mobo as only 2 slots for ram where i hav a 1 gb already..

    the thing is i was not able to play "gear of war" with this 1 gb ram

    i use nvidia 7300gt 512 mb

    so i thought of going to 2gb single ram for 1 gb ugrade and need to know

    is it safe?

    and "assasins creed" also requires min 2 gb and more

    is it safe to use a 2 gb ram along with 1 gb ram?

    and tell me whether i can go for different(good) brand?
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

  6. phoenix87

    phoenix87 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 24

    its intel D946gzis
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

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