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so my friend called me today and said he was in the process of buying some ram for his computer and he doesnt have any idea what hes doing with computers, so he had me go over and install it for him. turns out he only had 2 ram slots, and both were taken by 2 512 sticks, so i just swapped one out and put in the 2gb stick he bought.

he gave me the other stick!

2.5 now! woot woot.
    
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why wouldnt he just put both in his rig.... whats the point of buying 2 sticks to fill 2 slots then only putting it in one?
    
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why wouldnt he just put both in his rig.... whats the point of buying 2 sticks to fill 2 slots then only putting it in one?
Doesn't matter. I wouldn't tell anyone how nonsensical their actions were if I got free RAM out of it.
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Doesn't matter. I wouldn't tell anyone how nonsensical their actions were if I got free RAM out of it.
well me neither but i was just curious because he said his friend was clueless so i was thinking maybe he may have misled him a bit in some way to get the ram and that wouldnt be cool
    
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he couldnt put it in his comp. he only had 2 slots total. and both were occupied by 2 512 sticks. then he bought 1 2gb stick, and swapped out 1 512 stick for the new ram. now he has 2.5 and the unused 512 went to me.
    
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he couldnt put it in his comp. he only had 2 slots total. and both were occupied by 2 512 sticks. then he bought 1 2gb stick, and swapped out 1 512 stick for the new ram. now he has 2.5 and the unused 512 went to me.
you dont want that 512 in there it will take away your dual channel
    
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you dont want that 512 in there it will take away your dual channel

haven't seen any performance decrease.. any particular things i should look for?
    
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you wont be able to utilize dual channel since that 512mb stick of ram has different specs and capacity. best thing to do is either sell it or use it on a spare computer you have. you might want to recommend the same to your friend also.

edit: actually im not sure if capacity matters but i know speed does.
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you wont be able to utilize dual channel since that 512mb stick of ram has different specs and size. best thing to do is either sell it or use it on a spare computer you have. you might want to recommend the same to your friend also.

hmm, perhaps he'd sell me the other 512 stick...then he'd have his 2gb, id have 3 and each would be matched accordingly.
    
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haven't seen any performance decrease.. any particular things i should look for?
with dual channel(if i'm not wrong)your games should load faster.
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