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HP P6320F memory question

Last response: in Motherboards
April 17, 2010 6:11:24 AM


Maybe someone could help me figure this out.

The HP P6320F comes with 8GB (2GBx4)of DDR3. After reading this it sounds like if I were to take out 2 sticks the RAM would actually run faster. Is that correct? If you were me would you rather have the full 8GB or just 4GB but faster?


* Dual channel memory architecture
* Four DDR3 DIMM (240-pin) sockets
* Supported DIMM types:
o PC3-10600 (DDR3-1333)
o PC3-8500 (DDR3-1066)
* Non-ECC memory only, unbuffered
* Supports 4GB DDR3 DIMMs
* Supports up to 16 GB on 64-bit PCs
* Supports up to 4 GB* on 32-bit PCs

NOTE: * 32-bit operating PCs cannot address a full 4.0 GB of memory.Due to AMD limitation, DDR3-1333 modules will run at 1066 MHz if three or more modules are installed.

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April 17, 2010 6:21:18 AM

Hello and welcome to the forums :) 
I don't know where you have read that taking out 2 sticks will give you better performance,because its not correct .
Although the difference between 4GB and 8GB isn't much,but i would go for a 8GB 1066 rather than 4GB 1333.
However make sure that you have a 64bit OS(for either 4GB or 8GB) installed because a 32bit OS recognizes max 3.2GB of RAM