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 241 } 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! m 0 l 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? m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer rolli59 a c 241 } Memory a b $ Windows 7 January 13, 2011 1:03:26 AM http://www.howstuffworks.com/ram.htm m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedJust out of curiosity about case fans. . . Forum SolvedWhat laptop is the best? Just out of curiosity Forum SolvedOut of curiosity... BF3 performance question Forum Just out of curiosity Forum Just out of curiosity ... Forum Just out of curiosity…. Forum SolvedOut of curiosity Forum SolvedI installed belarc and am just trying to find out the timings for my RAM. Please explain Forum SolvedSSD curiosity & question Forum SolvedJust a quick question about my RAM Forum SolvedJust put thermal paste on CPU cooler and installed it, but had to take it out again to fit ram. Should I clean and apply again Forum SolvedJust an unusual question about booting Windows into RAM Forum SolvedSimple Question: Trying to max out my RAM on my P6T but don't know which to get. Forum SolvedJust a question out of curiousity... Forum SolvedJust a question about my ram motherboard and CPU and power supply Forum 1 out of 4 of my Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 4GB RAM failed. I ordered 1 stick. Do I need to order 2 at a time, or is just 1 ok? Forum 1 out of 4 of my Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 4GB RAM failed. I ordered 1 stick. Do I need to order 2 at a time, or is just 1 ok? Forum SolvedJust found out RAM was meant for i7 after getting it for my i5 Forum SolvedSqueeze all the use of my 8GB of DDR2 RAM out or just upgrade? Forum Should I max out my RAM? Is it worth it or should I just stick with what I have? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !