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Can i use only one slot of ram ?

by sophia3690 / April 5, 2018 6:28 AM PDT

my pc has limit of 4GB ram and it has 2 slots. so can i use one 4gb ram in one slot and leave the other blank. or does it have to be 2gb per slots.

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Re: RAM`
by Kees_B Forum moderator / April 5, 2018 7:17 AM PDT

That's documented in the motherboard manual. Usually, both is possible, but 2*2 is faster (dual channel) than 1*4.

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by Bob__B / April 5, 2018 10:02 AM PDT

You can try a 4GB stick but don't be surprised if you only see 2GB of ram.

Has to do with address lines for the ram.

As Kees said look in your manual or use google.

Another option is to use crucial.com and run the scanner.....see what it says.

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Thanks for replying guys.
by sophia3690 / April 5, 2018 11:05 AM PDT

I will use both slots as dual channel is better.

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