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6 GB Triple Channel Memory installed - Want to add 2GB

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January 19, 2011 5:32:52 AM

hi,
I currently have 6GB in my system it's a set 2/2/2 triple channel. If I put in another single 2GB stick of the same speed would I see much performance increase? or any issues given the my current setup is a triple channel set?

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January 19, 2011 1:49:30 PM

You wouldn't see much (if any) increase and may actually see a decrease in overall performance since you would no longer be in a tri-channel config. To maintain the 3 channels, you need to keep matched sets in place. That means you go with 3GB or 6GB or 9GB or 12GB, etc, via 3 or 6 DIMM combinations.

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January 19, 2011 1:51:03 PM

If you are running a 32-bit OS, then you are not utilizing the 6 GB you have. If it's 64-bit, I don't know if another 2GB memory module will have a noticable effect on the performance of your computer.
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January 19, 2011 4:55:38 PM

Thanks for the info. Guess I won't be upgrading for a bit. I was thinking of running a virtual machine alongside my OS and thought I could use a bit more memory.
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January 19, 2011 4:58:57 PM

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