ram question

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by duked, Feb 4, 2006.

  1. duked

    duked OSNN Addict

    just to make sure:

    if i put 2x1gb sticks of ram as well as 2x256mb will it work at optimal speed? or will it just work @ 512?

    currently have 1 x 1gb ram and 2x256 in my computer and i know my mobo doesn't support that config...so is it just working at 512 now? and if so that means i should just pop out those 256's and leave the 1gb?
  2. chastity

    chastity Moderator Political User

    Arizona near the Grand Canyon
    ok let me see I understand your question.

    You have installed a total of 1.5GB of ram, however your system only sees the 2 256MB sticks? and the max it sees is 512MB?

    Do you know what the max size of a stick it will support in each slot?

    What is the motherboard manufacturer? Also is it a AMD or Intel system?

    However based on what is said I would pull the 1GB stick and store until you get a new system or something
  3. duked

    duked OSNN Addict

    The mobo is an ASRock 939 Dual SATA2, it has 2 dual channel slots (i hope i said that right) so there's 4 slots in total, 1 pair is black and the other blue. The motherboard holds a max of 4gb

    my question was is my current setup (the 1.5gb) only really working at 512? because I know this mobo doesn't recognize 1 or 3 installed rams to work at dual speed
  4. LeeJend

    LeeJend Moderator

    Fort Worth, TX
    The manual for the MB says the 4 sticks have to be all the same size and type. The Asrock uLI chipset seems more finicky about this than nvidia chipsets.
  5. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

    New York
    New motherboards only support RAM is paired configurations, as LeeJend pointed out.