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this might be a stupid question but i am interested in buying some ram for my laptop. right now my laptop has 512 megs of ram. there are 2 slots on my laptop and right now there are 2 sticks of 256 meg. now i was looking online for some ram and i found this http://www.crucial.c...s&WSPN=CT431870
if i have that 1 gig stick and keep a 256 meg stick in the laptop. would my computer run normally because of the difference in ram stick sizes? or do i want to keep the ram the same size like 2 sticks of 512 megs which cost more then the 1 gig stick. so basically what in asking is would it be ok to have a 1 gig stick and a 256 meg stick working together? thanx

laptop specs acer 1804, 3.2 GHZ HT, 100 gig hard drive, ATI mobility X600 128 meg pci:e, 512 DDR ram, wide screen.
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this is what it says in the manual but im not sure what it means

"Note: Dual-channel memory requires symmetrical memory modules using the same density (e.g. 256MB, 512MB), bus width (e.g. x8, x16) and granule technology (e.g. 256M-bit, 512M-bit)"

if anyone can clarify that for a noob it would be much appreciated.
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heres some more info i found on the web

this is off of crucial.com
http://www.crucial.c...eries&submit=Go

System Type
Laptop/Notebook
Maximum Memory
2048MB
Standard Memory
512MB removable
Slots/Banks
2 (2 banks of 1)

Crucial recommends this 200-pin SODIMM DDR PC2700 module guaranteed to be compatible with your system and deliver the performance you need.
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