Author Topic: Do all the memory slots have to be full?  (Read 3753 times)

Gregory

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Do all the memory slots have to be full?
« on: November 13, 2009, 09:56:37 pm »
   

I have one 2 GB stick in there the other slot is empty can I leave it like that?


Memoryman

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Re: Do all the memory slots have to be full?
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2009, 02:23:17 pm »
   

In 99.99% of computers, you don't have to fill all the memory slots.

We can't know this for sure with your computer, as you didn't leave any information about your mystery computer.

 

With computers that use RIMMs, you either have to fill all the slots with RIMMs, or with Continuity RIMMs.

With PowerMac G5 towers and with the Macs that use FBDIMMs, you don't have to fill all the slots, but you have to populate in identical pairs of DIMMs.

 

The quick and easy answer is that if your computer boots up and runs the OS, you don't need more RAM, but more RAM can help it run faster.


Gregory

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Re: Do all the memory slots have to be full?
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2009, 12:43:09 am »
   I see so I guess it's okay then. I have a hp pavilion dv8000 laptop centrino duo.

Memoryman

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Re: Do all the memory slots have to be full?
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2009, 09:02:01 am »
   

That HP laptop will run OK with one module.


masag

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Re: Do all the memory slots have to be full?
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2009, 04:48:55 am »
   

It is very good to know about the various memory slots information there. It will definitely helps me a lot to get something out of it. I am expect the better things out there.