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Stark98

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#1 12 years ago

yo, ive got a hp pavilion w5250.be but standard it has two 512mb ram... and i thought to raise it because games are getting more and more stronger... so i bought 2x512mb ram of kingston... i looked at my strips of ram and it said pc3200.. so the kingston ones are also of pc3200... i put them in my pc, and when i watch at the ram count it says, 4 ram modules... ram 1536 mb.... i was getting crazy, normally it should be 2048 mb ram... i went back and the guy said that it could be that i needed to do something at my hardware... but whatever, he said i could run it fine with 3 of 512 mb ram... no ive got 1.25 gb... but i was wondering, is this good for my pc? having 3 of 512? and must i dont place the other one? or i dont understand it actually...




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#2 12 years ago

Could be a bad stick of ram or that your old & new sticks don't play well together. Does the bios report the same thing (only 3 sticks/1.5gb)?

Try running just the new ram (remove the old stuff) to see if one of the sticks is bad. I presume your old ram reported 1024mb and was fine.

btw - To answer your question - Running 3 sticks @1536mb won't hurt your pc.




Chocu1a

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#3 12 years ago

Running 3 sticks of ram won't allow for dual channel, which won't be as beneficial to you...




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#4 12 years ago

3 sticks at the moment are 1.25 gb and normally if i calculate it would be 512x3= 1536 mb and it isnt its 1250.... but it would be no problem? it would work faster then before?




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#5 12 years ago
Count_Chocu1a;3361007Running 3 sticks of ram won't allow for dual channel, which won't be as beneficial to you...

AFAIK, you can't run 4 sticks in dual channel anyways, only two.

Not sure why it says 1.25gb...? What does the free app "CPUZ" say?




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#6 12 years ago

umm, I am running 4 sticks in dual channel. 2- 1gig sticks in channel 1, 2- 512mb sticks in channel 2. They are reporting in at 3 gigs in dual channel according to cpu-z




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#7 12 years ago

people please... i just want to know first, are those 3 sticks going to reduce my speeD? or is it increased? and second

Not sure why it says 1.25gb...? What does the free app "CPUZ" say?

cpu wa?




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#8 12 years ago

It shouldn't slow it down...but it won't be as fast as it COULD be. More ram is always better afaik. 1 gig in dual channel should be plenty unless you are playing memory hogging games(BF2). http://www.cpuid.com/cpuz.php .....cpu-z: gimes info on your hardware & speeds they are running.




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#9 12 years ago

i play games like fear, and bf2142,... but would i stick that other one also ? so i have 4 *512, but then i have 1536.. testing that program...




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#10 12 years ago

1536mb means you either have 3x 512mb or 2x 512mb and 2x 256mb. I'd guess it's the latter, because you'd notice if you only have 3 DIMMs instead of 4.




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