This is a split board - You can return to the Split List for other boards.

A few questions about Memory (shopping for memory).

  • Topic Archived
You're browsing the GameFAQs Message Boards as a guest. Sign Up for free (or Log In if you already have an account) to be able to post messages, change how messages are displayed, and view media in posts.
  1. Boards
  2. PC
  3. A few questions about Memory (shopping for memory).

User Info: 15RC

15RC
3 years ago#1
I currently have a Gigabyte motherboard that supports up to 24GB of memory. There are six slots. On the manual it says:

6 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 24 GB of system memory (Note 1)
Dual/3 channel memory architecture
Support for DDR3 2200/1333/1066/800 MHz memory modules

(Note 1) Due to Windows 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than 4 GB.


First question is, am I required to have a dual kit at least or can I just use one stick for now?

If I go with a dual kit right now, can I buy the same kit later to use up the remaining slots or do I have to buy all at once?

Since it supports up to 24GB, can I just buy two dual kits of 8GB (2x8GB) or am I limited to just 4GB per slot? Can I go the double dual kit way (4 cards instead of 6)? Seems like the cheaper option.

Should I avoid memory with a Cas Latency of 10 or more?

My motherboard doesn't list 1600 MHz support. If I buy a 1600 card, will it downgrade to 1333?
Saturday, October 19 - Mike Alvarado vs. Ruslan Provodnikov
Friday, October 25 - Batman: Arkham Origins

User Info: Lonestar2000

Lonestar2000
3 years ago#2
Yes you can only use one stick.
You can buy the kit later.
Pretty sure you are limited to 4GB per slot but check your manual.
Yes.
Yes it will.
Rumble Roses. Someone enters the room.
Them: O_O Me: What?! I always play games without my pants on!- Inmate 922335

User Info: 15RC

15RC
3 years ago#3
Lonestar2000 posted...
Yes you can only use one stick.
You can buy the kit later.
Pretty sure you are limited to 4GB per slot but check your manual.
Yes.
Yes it will.


Thanks. What I quoted in the original post is all it says. I have Windows 7 64-bit though.
Saturday, October 19 - Mike Alvarado vs. Ruslan Provodnikov
Friday, October 25 - Batman: Arkham Origins
#4
(message deleted)
  1. Boards
  2. PC
  3. A few questions about Memory (shopping for memory).

Report Message

Terms of Use Violations:

Etiquette Issues:

Notes (optional; required for "Other"):
Add user to Ignore List after reporting

Topic Sticky

You are not allowed to request a sticky.

  • Topic Archived