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Old 04-05-2006, 01:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Memory (High/Low Density)

So I bought some memory on ebay, a 1GB stick that was apparently high-density, and my board (Biostar 8668D) will only support lower density.

So what happened was, when I put in the memory, it read the 1GB stick as 512. What I'm wondering is, am I am I losing performance, and would therefore get better performance by using the correct 512 memory chip... or would it not matter?

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Old 04-05-2006, 01:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hello Tymetwister,

Its not that you are loosing performance, but rather you are not gaining the benefit of 1GB - which is what you paid for. Especially in WindowsXP, we have found a huge performance increase with 1GB of RAM over 512MB.

Regarding the Biostar 8668D, I am unable to find any information that suggest the high density limitation. Could you direct me to this documentation so I can help you further?

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