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Dimm it, janet!

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July 23, 2010 9:54:07 PM

my dell utilizes ddr3 technology. it came with the standard 3g of dimm's.

i am looking to augment my memory with additional dimms.

my question is, what are the rules for adding dimms with ddr3 tech. should the slots be filled 3 at a time? or is it possible to just add an additional stick one at a time?

thank you for your time.

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July 23, 2010 10:37:10 PM

Is this a desktop? What CPU do you have?

If you have an i7 900 you'll need to run triple channel so three slots or six slots should be filled for optimal performance.
If you have anything else, you'll need to run dual channel so two or four slots should be filled for optimal performance.
July 23, 2010 10:59:10 PM

that's just what i needed to know!

yes, i'm running the i7 900. i've been beefing it up on a shoestring budget.

i was wondering because i rarely find memory sticks available in 3's on the ebay. armed with this information that you have provided me will help me to plan my upgrade strategy.

you guys provide a great service here. thank you, Lmeow.
July 23, 2010 10:59:51 PM

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