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09-08-2009 02:54 AM
i have an hp 2008 ea with 1 Gb of RAM (2 x 512 Mb) and i want to upgrade it (the laptop has 2 memory slots).
I have used 1memory of 2 Gb and one of the old module of 512 Mb, the operative system recognizes if, but obviously i've lost the dual channel feature.
I'm thinking to replace the 512 Mb module with a 1 Gb module, but even in this case i've not the dual channel.
Is it better this solution or is better to use 2 memory of 1 Gb?
Thanks and Regards,
09-09-2009 12:13 AM
And what about the solution with 2 modules x 2 Gb, i know that the operative system will not recognize all 4 Gigas, but i think that even 3,5 Gb is better than 2.
09-09-2009 12:18 AM
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09-09-2009 12:28 AM
I have just used a single 2 Gb stick in a slot and it works, so the idea is to buy another one of the same type and put it in the second slot.
I think that the system will recognize about 3,5 Gb that is the maximun for my OS.
Anyway, i'll try it at the shop, so if it doesn't work i won't buy it!
09-14-2009 12:51 AM
Unfortunately my laptop is not able to see more than 2,68 Gb...
Anyway, i think that is enough with xp, is is very fast now even when using a virtual machine with 1 Gb dedicated!