if RAM not installed in pairs. Bottomline installing 1-1GB DIMM does not accomplish that.
According to Kingston....."Comments: MODULES MAY BE INSTALLED ONE AT A TIME; however, they must be added in like pairs to take advantage of Dual Channel Mode."
Standard Memory: 256 MB (Removable) or
512 MB (Removable) or
1 GB (Removable)
Maximum Memory: 4 GB
Expansion: 4 Sockets
CPU & ChipSet: Intel Pentium 4 2.93 GHz Intel 915G
Bus Architecture: AGP; PCI; USB
Mfgr's System P/N's: PS566AA
If 4GB is installed, the recognized memory may be reduced to 3.5GB or less (depending on system configuration and memory allocation).
The following information (Bank Schema) describes the original memory configuration of this device, as well as the sockets available for upgrade. If you have any questions regarding the memory configuration of this device, click here
The information below describes the optimal path to take when upgrading this device.
Both of these are sold on Egghead. They have the same specs: PC2-4200, DDR2, 1G, Non-ECC, CL4.
What could be the difference?
The N4 in the name of the one means Non-ECC & CL4 according to Kingston's site. The other stick isn't on the Kinsgton site. They are both Valueram Retail at Egghead, so it's not a renaming for a particular computer model.
The KVR533D21GR is sold at Circuit City. I'd like to get that one and skip the shipping, wait time, ect. But what's different and what would I be missing?
The KVR533D2N41G has 96 reviews on Egghead, the KVR533D21GR has 1 review (a positive). This is the link on the egghead site:
I'm putting into a Compaq Presario SR1430NX, 2.93Mhz. It has 2x256 that came with it.