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Can you add a 1gb ram stick to a motherboard which


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I have a ASUS P5AD2 Deluxe Motherbaord which has 4 RAM slots.

In the slots i have 2 * 512MB Corsair PC2-4200 (533MHz) DualDDR2 RAM sticks

it looks like this:

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Key: | = ram, || = empty slot,

If i buy 2X 1GB stick will it work if i put them in the slots? or will 1 work? or will i need 2 more 512's? also what brand? same brand?

Thanks for you help.
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It sounds like you have a dual channel motherboard. A single 1GB stick is then unlikely to work, however 2*512MB or, if you're going for the extreme, 2*1GB should.

The brand shouldn't be critical, but both new sticks should be the same brand, also make sure they are PC2-4200 (533MHz) DualDDR2 RAM to help ensure compatibility.

Your motherboard manual should have a section detailing RAM selection and installation.
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oh i forget to mention that i want to add 2 more to the existing 2, therefore having 4 ram sticks total, is that possible?
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I think we would all assume that, as it would be hard to find anyone who would toss 1GB of memory for no good reason.

Your motherboard has the slots for the memory, it wouldn't have them if they couldn't be used.
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thanks Kurt,

Im trying to render stuff in After Effects, so i really need RAM lol. 8GB would be nice.
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