upgrading ram

By morkim ยท 9 replies
Jun 5, 2003
  1. Enybody help, im just about to upgrade the ram on my cp from 256mb to 768mb of 2100 ddr, the only problem i have got is that i got told to take the 256mb out of the first ( DIMM ) socket and put the 512mb in their, then to put the 256mb in the second socket. I would of thought that it wouldent make eny diffrence. Please could sombody help... Thanks
  2. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +8

    I can't see why on Earth that would make any difference. Just add the memory that you wish you use. Provided it is compatible with your motherboard (you get some brand incompatibilities but its not common) then as long as you are buying the right type (DDR-SDRAM instead of SDRAM, unbuffered instead of registered ECC, etc and have checked this out with your motherboard manual) then there should be no problems.

    Just press the module firmly into the slot. You should hear a kind of click as it fits in snugly. Then its done. Boot up and the memory check should show the increased RAM.
  3. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

    he thinks you have an nf2

    the nforce boards a dual channel, and need like ram in each channel to double the bandwisdth......just take a look at your nanosecond reading as well as cas similarity on the physical chip itself, getting compatible ram is important
  4. acidosmosis

    acidosmosis TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,350

    JSR are you okay?
  5. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    Re: he thinks you have an nf2

    Not only do you word things strangely, but geez man.. It's.. I'm... well... That's just weird!
  6. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,742   +421

    lol I thought he was doign pretty good. only 6 dots, and they were together!
  7. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

    i here ya

    well, memory has an nanosecond reading on the wafer itself and what i was addressing was a compatibility issue when he buys............secondly, i misunderstood the intent of the question, thinking it was in order to sync for dual channel
  8. Nick

    Nick TS Rookie Posts: 185

    Just Plop the 512 into another memory slot on the motherboard and you'll be ready to go. Don't listen to the dotman!!! =P
  9. BrownPaper

    BrownPaper TS Rookie Posts: 407

    yeah do like everyone says,

    it shouldn't matter what dimm slot you put your memory in. although one time i was upgrading some ram on my aunt's OEM board and it would only allow certain memory sizes in certain dimm slots. that is quirky (and dumb) but you gotta watch out with some OEM mobos. :rolleyes:
  10. JSR

    JSR Banned Posts: 592

    from dotman to nick

    just roll one up and chill...........:D ..........most people ask this question of sequencing due to dual channel......where it does matter what your sequence is, slots 1&3 or 2&3........most opting for slots 2&3....i overestimated, overexagerated, miscalculated....... and didn't use enough dots..........but, was trying to help:grinthumb
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