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Old 01-10-2010, 02:52 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I see these threads all over the internet but none clear up my confusion.

I have an Acer Aspire 4520 notebook with only 1GB (512 x 2) of ram and I want to upgrade without paying too much. I planned to take both modules out and install one 2GB module to keep the other slot open for the future, but did not know if this would cause problems b/c of the dual-channel support.

Would it be better to install one 2GB and leave the other open or to install two 1GB modules?

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Old 01-10-2010, 02:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It shouldn't be a problem.


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Old 01-11-2010, 02:12 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Two sticks in dual channel are faster than one stick.
Bandwidth is increased with two sticks.

One stick would work fine though, if that's what you want.
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