Questions about RAM
Ok, the first question is about Dual-Channel RAM. I have confirmed that my Dell Inspiron N5040 supports Dual-Channel DDR3 SDRAM W/memory speeds of 1333, and I know that I need Identical DDR3 SDRAM sticks to utilize this feature, but therein lies my question, where exactly do the sticks need to be identical? do they need to be made by the same manufacturer? or do they just need to be the same size?
Now my second question, arising from situation A-sticks just need to be the same size and i buy one new stick, and even from situation B-need to be identical so i buy 2 more and put my old one into my mom's laptop
I came across this odd statement on the dell site about this stick of ram:When mixed, the memory will perform at the lowest speed populated or the highest speed allowed by the system.
It is worded oddly, so let me see if i get this correctly, by lowest speed populated, it means if I put in 6gb of ram as 2 cards at 2gb and 4gb, it will run at 6gb, as the full population of ram, or will it run at 2gb at the lowest speed of one of the populated ram slots? and what if it was 2 4gb sticks, would it be considered mixed?