1 + 2 GB ram = 3 GB ram?

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  1. nonnonnon
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    I will soon get a computer with slots for 2,3 or 4 (don't remember exactly) rams (is that the correct word for more than one ram?). will 1gb ram plus 2 gb ram become 3 gb or is it better to just use the 2 gb ram. sorry if this is a very noobish question.
     
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    Wht are the speeds on the ram sticks?
     
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    The 1 GB ram is 667 mhz and the 2 GB is 800 mhz
     
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    Id personally say stick with the 2 gig stick by itself.

    Since the 1 gig is slower, the 2gig one will downclock itself to 667 mhz during use (not permenantly, obviously). So youd be going 3g@667mhz or 2g@800mhz. I would go with the 2gig, however feel free to test either way and see which works best for your needs.

    (I once stuck a 256mb@667mhz in with 2x512DDR@800mhz... my pc ran slower... dont tell anyone XD)
     
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    Do you even need 3GB of DDR2 RAM? Probably not, so it's best to stick with the faster 2GB RAM.

    For reference, 32MB + 128MB = 160MB RAM (the maximum configuration in my old Toshiba Portégé 7010CT), so 1GB + 2GB = 3GB. It's simple maths, whilst the rest is just speed.
     
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    Stick with just the 2GB stick of ram. While using the 1GB together with the 2GB should work, mixing different types of ram together is generally a bad idea.
     
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    Ok, thank you everyone! I will just use the 2 GB ram then.