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Hi.


I have 256 MB DDR RAM in my HTPC, and since people here feel it's

a little on the short side, I want to up it a little. Now, should I buy

another block of 256MB or use ONE with 512? Is there any performance

difference?


Thanks again.


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1 stick is slightly faster than 2 in benchmarks. That is Unless you are using Nforce 2, which will then enable dual channel mode. But having 2 sticks in all cases lets you have more "open pages". Either way you can't tell the difference so go with 2.
 

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Thanks. I am using a Nforce2.


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dguns , is this true only for Nvidia cards?
 

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Its true for Nvidia nforce2 chipset based motherboards, as well as intel E7205 Granite Bay chipset and Sis655 chipset based motherboards. Basically, any motherboard that features dual channel memory support can only take advantage of the feature when the memory is installed in pairs.
 

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Goi, So then my Gigabytemobo with a VIA chipset is not going to work with this idea?
 

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Just in case you don't know, put the ram in Dimms 1 & 3 to enable dual channel mode.
Dguns, the manual for the Abit NF7-S says to use slots 2 & 3 for dual channel. I think this might be motherboard-specific.
 
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