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ram question


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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?


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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


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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
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.

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