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m249

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#1 12 years ago

If the specs for my motherboard allow 2gb of ram , would I be able to put two 1024mb sticks which would equal 2048mb.Would the extra 48mb cause problems?




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#2 12 years ago

There is no extra 48MB.

1024MB = 1GB.

So 2 GB = 2048MB.

Should work fine if you have the right RAM.




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#3 12 years ago

Thanks




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#4 12 years ago

Yup, it may seem wierd (it's not really), but that's how it works.




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#5 12 years ago

Computers use base 2 binary, therefore the capacity of any data storage device must be a multiple of 2 - furthermore, any unit of storage measurement larger than a byte has a value of 1024 - 1024kb in 1mb, 1024mb in 1gb, et cetera.

2mb - 4mb - 8mb - 16mb - 32mb - 64mb - 128mb - 256mb - 512mb - 1024mb - 2048mb - 4096mb - 8192mb - 16384mb, etc etc.

Simple, really. Unless you start getting into bits, bytes and nibbles...then it can get complicated. :lol:




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#6 12 years ago

What? 8 bits = 1 byte, 4 bits = 1 nibble/nybble. 1 byte = 2 nibbles. Not hard at all. :)




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#7 12 years ago

I think he means more along the lines of when people start writing values in gigabits, megabits, kilonibbles, teraflops, megamips, exbibytes, blah...




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#8 12 years ago
Bs|Archaon;3353049What? 8 bits = 1 byte, 4 bits = 1 nibble/nybble. 1 byte = 2 nibbles. Not hard at all. :)

Believe me, when your course involves writing assembly-level programs that involve manipulating those values, it can get very...very tricky. :p




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#9 12 years ago
Reven;3353099I think he means more along the lines of when people start writing values in gigabits, megabits, kilonibbles, teraflops, megamips, exbibytes, blah...[/quote] [quote=Rookie_42;3353751]Believe me, when your course involves writing assembly-level programs that involve manipulating those values, it can get very...very tricky. :p

Well you already lost me there guys...:D


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#10 12 years ago
Rookie_42;3353751Believe me, when your course involves writing assembly-level programs that involve manipulating those values, it can get very...very tricky. :p

Granted, but why on earth would you want to do that? :p




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