DDR: 2 Modules or 1?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Glaanieboy, Oct 31, 2002.

  1. Glaanieboy

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    Is it true that if you have a motherboard with DDR, you have to fit it with at least 2 modules? For example, 512 MB would be 2x 256 MB.
    I am asking this, because every computer I've seen fitted with DDR, has 2 memorymodules.
    TIF
     
  2. dadx2mj

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    I have never heard of that and know of at least two computers with only one stick of DDR that work just fine. I prefer to have two sticks or more for one reason. Last week a stick of my Crucial PC2100 died on me. Had I only had one stick I would be dead in the water. Because I had two sticks I am still up and running while I wait for the RMA.
     
  3. Nick M

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    I know a few computers with 1 stick that run fine.
    For instance, before, I had one 512MB DDR module, now I have two, adding up to 1 Gigabyte.

    My other computer has 1 also.

    Although I agree, if your Ram goes bad somehow; best to have a back up avaliable.
     
  4. Glaanieboy

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    Thanks, that cleared things up for me.
     
  5. Nick M

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    Sure thing Glaanieboy :)

    Now I need to post and ask how to connect my Super Nintendo/ my loaned PS2 to my computer; so it shows up on my display; without one of those VGA box thingers :p