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Just a question out of curiosity of RAM

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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.

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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!
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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?

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