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i got a question about ram, i have:

slot1:128
slot2:128

slot3: 256
slot4: nothing

could i get another 256 and put it in slot 4 or would i have to get a 256 and take out the 128's and replace it with the new 256? or doesnt it matter

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i got a question about ram, i have:

slot1: 128 / slot2: 128 / slot3: 256 / slot4: nothing

could i get another 256 and put it in slot 4?

Yes. Another aspect depends on which processor and motherboard that you have. If it's a Pentium 4 with a 533 or 800 MHz front-side bus, pairs are best, anyway. If that's the case, you are taking a performance hit right now by not having 2 pairs.

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Yes. Another aspect depends on which processor and motherboard that you have. If it's a Pentium 4 with a 533 or 800 MHz front-side bus, pairs are best, anyway. If that's the case, you are taking a performance hit right now by not having 2 pairs.

ok im not really following, so if i have 256 256 128 128 then i would not be getting as good performance as if i did just 256 256?

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ok im not really following, so if I have 256 256 128 128 then i would not be getting as good performance as if I did just 256 256?

No, that two pairs (128/128, 256/256) beats one-pair-plus-one (128/128, 256/0)--depending on the hardware. This also assumes that you have Windows 2000 or XP, since Windows 98 will choke on more than 512 MB.

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