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Any disadvantage to using ONE stick of 2x2 set instead of one stick just 2gb?

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by xazraelx, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. xazraelx New Member

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    Okay, so I picked up a 1000HE asus netbook. By the way, the thing is amazing :) Cute little netbook for school and just porting around some random emus for when I get bored. And it can run windows 95 games! (Nostalgia ftw)

    Anyway, I am wondering. I want to purchase a 2gb stick of RAM for the netbook, and my girlfriend has a netbook too. They each only have one DIMM slot. Is there ANY disadvantage to buying the 4gb (2x2) set over just the 2gb chip? Or are they the same chip just branded differently.

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    I think if you have two sticks of memory, it's dual channel... but I don't think one stick of memory is dual-channel...
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    PennySavre's correct. A single stick is single-channel. Two sticks in the right slots in a dual-channel capable system is dual channel.

    Grab whichever's cheaper (one of the 2x2GB kit) and use one stick for each notebook!
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    Just wanted to make sure there is no disadvantage to using the kit and then separating the sticks. Thanks!
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    No disadvantage whatsoever.

    The kits are matched sticks (manufactured one after the other) to help for dual channel compatibility, but separating them has no ill effects.
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    i would do a search to see what the max RAM that not book can take. If it can run windows 95 games it might only take 1 or 2 GB's of RAM:nutkick:
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    It only has one DIMM slot :) And I'm fairly certain the max ram any netbook can have currently is 2gb.
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    ^^ correct
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    Just be prepared to void your warranty. A lot of netbook manufacturers don't warranty anything that the user has opened up.
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    your right the max is 2GB's
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    Correct.

    I do not believe there is a netbook now that can use more than a 2GB stick. I can't wait to see if NVidia's Ion platform will push that further. I imagine it will run Windows 7 by then, and hopefully the Duel Core Atoms will then be able to push up for 4gb RAM. Only time will tell.
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    Sweet! Enjoy 2GB's in your netbooks!

    And btw, that was the exact RAM I almost bought to upgrade my laptop. Should work great!

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