Resolved Question

Can i use only one slot of ram ?

Apr 5, 2018 6:28AM 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.

Discussion is locked

sophia3690 has chosen the best answer to their question. View answer
Reply to: Can i use only one slot of ram ?
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: Can i use only one slot of ram ?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.

Best Answer

- Collapse -
Re: RAM`
Apr 5, 2018 7:17AM PDT

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

- Collapse -
Apr 5, 2018 10:02AM 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 and run the scanner.....see what it says.

- Collapse -
Thanks for replying guys.
Apr 5, 2018 11:05AM PDT

I will use both slots as dual channel is better.

CNET Forums

Forum Info