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Does my motheboard support dual channel ram?

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February 13, 2011 7:38:45 PM

Hi!

I was looking to add some ram to my old HP Pavillion Desktop. But I am not sure weather to go with dual channel kit 2x1GB memory or just one 2GB stick. I looked at my motherboard specs but it does not tell if it supports dual channel.
Here are specs: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00...

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February 13, 2011 8:09:01 PM

Yes it does.

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February 13, 2011 8:14:12 PM
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Yes, it supports Dual Channel; here's Crucial RAM upgrades -> http://www.crucial.com/store/listparts.aspx?model=Pavil... however it only supports 1GB/DIMM slot.

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February 13, 2011 9:50:02 PM

dimamu15 said:
...or just one 2GB stick.

A single 2GB stick would have failed.

The best thing you can do is to use CPUz -> http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html look at the SPD tab and identify via the Part-Number what's currently installed, and then purchase the SAME Frequency, CAS timings, and Voltage as is installed.
February 13, 2011 10:11:14 PM

jaquith said:
A single 2GB stick would have failed.

The best thing you can do is to use CPUz -> http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html look at the SPD tab and identify via the Part-Number what's currently installed, and then purchase the SAME Frequency, CAS timings, and Voltage as is installed.


Oh!
Here is what I have: http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/8262/ramfl.jpg
Can't I combine different speed ram? Should I just buy 2x1GB DRR2 533 sticks instead of 667. Or maybe even take out these two installed and just go with 2x1 667 dual channel sticks.
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February 13, 2011 10:47:43 PM

The system will only run as fast as the slowest stick.

Theses all have identical Frequency, CAS and Voltage per what you have listed. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...|20-146-569^20-146-569-03%23,20-145-527^20-145-527-07%23,20-144-157^20-144-157-08%23
February 15, 2011 6:41:02 PM

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