Hello, i have a question pertaining to what order ram should be installed when upgrading.
Im interested in buying.. which would add 2 gigs of memory to my system.
Im currently on a Gateway gt5220. It has 2 512 sticks(pc4200) and has 4 slots. CPUZ says it supports dual channel.
So since dual channel is supported i should leave the 2x512's together and add the 2x1gig's in the 3rd and 4th slot? Or do i alternate when putting them in... Like (1) 512 (2) 1gig (3) 512 (4) 1gig
On a side note, with the newer ram being pc6400 it would clock down to match the old one.. would i rather just have the 2 new 1 gig sticks in and take the old 512 ones out or would the 3 gigs be better at the lower clock speed?
Since this wasnt a custom build i didnt get specific paperwork on hardware, and i cant even remember what i did with the stuff that came with the pc when i got it.
Although throughout my searches online, i have read numerous reviews stating that users have upgraded their gt5220 to 3gigs or 1.5 etc.. Would there be any reason why i cant add 2 identical modules to the 2 already identical ones running dual channel?