1) Yes, it will be limited to PC2700 speeds. I think that is 333MHz?
2) Yes, it won't run in dual channel. It's highly recommended you run two of the same chips for optimal performance, stability.
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Would there be a large performance increase in dual channel? I'm not even sure if the motherboard will run it though. If I eventually get another stick, does it have to be the exact same memory (brand, size, speed) or does it just have to be the same size?
I'm very unfamiliar with memory. This is my first computer that doesn't use PC133 or 100 RAM.
Before I buy more memory for my laptop, I'd like to make sure it will work well. Right now, I have two sticks of 256mb PC2700 memory in my laptop, and was hoping to replace one of them with this.
1) The memory I linked to is PC3200. Will a faster memory slow itself down to the slower memory's speed or to the maximum supported speed of the motherboard?
2) I was going to replace one of the sticks of 256 with this, and leave the other one in. Will the difference in memory in the two slots cause problems?
Thanks for your help.
For what it's worth, dual channel doesn't make a massive difference, so if you don't want to buy 2 new sticks then don't worry.
I have a cheap Compaq Presario V5206 (specs and detailed information). I'm gaming a bit on it, but not much - mostly older games (Rise of Nations and Star Wars Jedi Knight Jedi Academy to name two). I'm just hoping for a nice performance increase :)
trekkie00I'm not even sure if the motherboard will run it though.
What laptop do you have?
Unless your gaming alot or doing lots of memory intensive things, or if its a older laptop, i would not worry about dual channel. It would be slightly faster with it, but if the stuff your doing doesn't really need the extra speed then it would be just fine.
I would buy the 1GB stick, so that way you can always throw in another later on.
Looking at your specs i don't think you have to worry about dual channel anyways. It looks to be a socket 754 AMD, which lack dual channel support.
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