I've got a question and I can't seem to find the answer.
Soo, ny computer has 3 RAM sticks of 1 GB each, running in Triple Channel. I'm having low available memory since a while and I want to buy more RAM.
The thing is, I only have one slot left. I am thinking of buying a new RAM stick of 2 GB and thus have a total 5 GB of RAM.
So my question is :
- What will happen with the triple channel i've got now if I add a 2GB stick of RAM. Will it work in triple channel between the 3 RAMs i've got and use the last one when needed? Or will the triple channel be desactivated? Or maybe double dual channel? And if it is desactivated what will happen with the performance of the computer?
What motherboard / CPU are you using? Four slots on the motherboard doesn't sound like LGA1366 (tripple channel memory). All other platforms will use dual channel memory so they need to be installed in matching pairs.
Wow RAM sticks sure are cheap in the US, where I live I can't find 6GB for under 100 $!
I did some reading in the manual (yeah should've checked that out earlier ).
And what I found was this :
"When memory modules of different capacity and chips are installed, a message which
says memory is operating in Flex Memory Mode will appear during the POST. Intel Flex
Memory Technology offers greater flexibility to upgrade by allowing different memory sizes
to be populated and remain in Dual/3 Channel mode/performance."
And it also says that if I add one, like you said it will be in Dual Chanel.
But for the sake of my wallet i'm probably going to buy one stick of 2GB. Still a poor student xD.