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pabooger

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have an inspiron 6000 with 256k sodimm memory, I wanted more memory so I ordered an additional 512k module. Not realizing that both slots must have memory installed of equal size. Can I just remove the 256k module and install the one 512 module?

Or will it run ok with mismatched memory modules?

Dell installation instructions say that to get maximum performance\dual memory bandwith capability, both memory module connectors must contain memory modules of the same size and config.

Should I run with mismatched module size or just simpl remove the 256 module and install the 512 module, and leave the other slot empty?

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Hi there

Its true that the memory modules must be identical in order to run dual channel properly.
I would suggest that if dual channel can be disabled on the laptop (either manually or automatically) then you should be OK running both modules provided that the only difference between them is their size.
Otherwise, you will need to remove one of the modules. Obviously using just one module will mean that the system is running single channel anyway but at least it should be stable.
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