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Joe Dakota
Posted on Saturday, September 14, 2002 - 8:54 pm:   

I have a MicronPC Athlon 1.4GB with Win2k pro OS. I have two slots for memory and can upgrade to 2GB (1GB per slot).

I am considering buying a 1GB module of ddr sdram (pc2100 266mhz 184 pin non-ecc) to go with my already purchased 512MB module of the same type. Currently I have a 256 module in the other slot, but I heard (somewhere...) that with the 1GB size, I need to balance it with another 1GB module, so that each slot has a 1GB module in it. Is this true?

Also, I heard that there is a heat problem with the bigger modules and may need to include another fan. Is this a cyber myth or is it true?

Are there any other special considerations for 1GB modules? Any tips on who makes the best type of RAM that I'm looking for?

Thanks for any help.
Posted on Saturday, September 14, 2002 - 9:28 pm:   

ah, i would balance it out, with that much, speed difference between the data passing through such a large stick, to another, using the bus. if you have good ventalation, you should be fine, but an added cooling fan doesn't hurt. the other consideration, how does the motherboard react to that much, has it been tested and will it be a server? why, i'm asking, would you require that much ram?

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