Just a question out of curiosity of RAM Tags: Memory Windows 7 RAM Last response: January 13, 2011 1:03 AM in Memory Share Z-Slasher January 13, 2011 12:10:29 AM Lets say we have 8GB of RAM with 4 memory modules holding 2GB each, just running Windows 7 64 Bit, or any other OS that shows 8GB of memory. or we can say having 16GB of RAM (4x4 modules) running Windows 7 64 bit, on idle, or just running 1 very low resource program such as MSPaint, or Notepad. Assuming only Windows is running, and 2GB is being used, does the data go only on 1 module or is it parted out on all modules? I would imagine that the memory is divided on each stick so the modules do get used, however I want to make sure. I never stopped to think about how that works. More about : question curiosity ram rolli59 a c 177 } Memory a b $ Windows 7 January 13, 2011 12:28:06 AM Dual channel! Using at least two modules! The rest does not matter all that matters is that it does not have to use the swap file on the HDD! Z-Slasher January 13, 2011 1:00:35 AM true it does not matter really. but this is just a computer science question that I'm curious about. So it uses at least 2 modules, but if it doesn't need to use more than 4GB of ram then it won't. is this what you are implying? Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rolli59 a c 177 } Memory a b $ Windows 7 January 13, 2011 1:03:26 AM http://www.howstuffworks.com/ram.htm Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumOut of curiosity ForumJust out of curiosity ... ForumXeon curiosity ForumJust out of curiosity ForumWhat laptop is the best? Just out of curiosity ForumJust out of curiosity …. ForumOut Of Curiosity ... Rate My System Forume6750 ram curiosity ! ForumCuriosity regarding Blizzard ForumBottlenecking curiosity , input highly appreciated! ForumJust Cant Figure out which MOBO To Pair with i7 860? ForumHyper 212* production line - simply curiosity ForumCuriosity about battery chargers Forum£1200 1st build. Anything I should change? Just seeking a bit of help. ForumJust a quick question :( ForumQuestion about rebuilding out of old system ForumHIS HD 7770 vs GTX 460 - Curiosity not advice ForumIntel i5 3550p & AS Rock Z77 PRO 3 Forum[Solved] RAM Compatibility ForumX58B-A2 RAM problem More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !