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will x4 955 + m4a89gtd work with 1 stick of 2gb DDR3 ram

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I'm going SB friday and will sell my 955 and MB, whoever buys it will probably what to see it working, but it will be a pain to take off my silver arrow to get the ram out of the new MB, but I think I can un-clip the fan and take out 1 of the ram sticks

so can I power up the 955+MB on just 1x2gb DDR3 1600 and boot into windows 7, or even windows XP which uses way less ram
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Yes.
    
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I'm going SB friday and will sell my 955 and MB, whoever buys it will probably what to see it working, but it will be a pain to take off my silver arrow to get the ram out of the new MB, but I think I can un-clip the fan and take out 1 of the ram sticks

so can I power up the 955+MB on just 1x2gb DDR3 1600 and boot into windows 7, or even windows XP which uses way less ram
Simple answer yes
even more yes if you just install windows 7 32 bit on there and done..
(want to make sure the buyer will feel like he has a great machine with great products..which he or she will)

win7 at 2gb works great
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Yes but you will see significantly reduced performance from... 1. having 2GB of RAM... (actually Win 7 can run fine on 2GB but it depends on how you use the OS) 2. in single channel.
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AMD CPU's like it when you occupy 2 slots not one.. kinda like how my ex gf likes to occupy my alone time and my busy time.. oi.. it's a perfect example as far as im concerned..both are to damn stubborn..
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yes ... and it will work on 1T command rate ....
    
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I only need to do it to prove MB+CPU works when I sell it to someone
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