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laserline
February 20th, 2009, 05:13 PM
Hello,

I'm thinking of upgrading ram to 4GB on my Daru2 as it currently has 2GB.

Before I go and do that, I was wondering how many DIMM slots it has.

The manual says 2 while DMIDECODE and CPU-Z says 3.

Which is correct ?

Can I get just a 2GB stick and add it to the 2x1GB it currently has, or should I replace them both with 2x2GB sticks.

About the ram speed, I can get OCZ SODIMMS pretty cheap but they are 800MHz - are they compatible ? (I know they will work at 667MHZ)

Thanks,
Idan.

thomasaaron
February 20th, 2009, 06:37 PM
It has two slots. You will need ddr2, 667MHz, 200-pin memory cards.

You could add a 2GB card in addition to your 1GB card. I doubt you will run into any problems with that. But, it's generally not recommended. It's always better to have two equally matched cards.

laserline
February 20th, 2009, 06:52 PM
Thanks,

So just to get things straight: If I add 2GB card, I'll have a total of 3GB because one of the 1GB cards I have will have to go.

Correct ?

thomasaaron
February 20th, 2009, 06:56 PM
Right.

One last thing I forgot to mention. To use more than 2GB, you will need to be using 64-bit Ubuntu.

Again, memory is cheap right now. I'd go for the full 4GB. You'll get better performance.

Lee_Machine
February 20th, 2009, 07:03 PM
Buy while you can, from what I'm hearing the price is going back up, and a world wide shortage is coming. Apple is stockpiling to prepare for it.

http://www.tgdaily.com/content/view/41082/118/

imhavoc
November 16th, 2009, 04:46 AM
Thomas, What is the fastest memory I can put in my Daru2?

thomasaaron
November 16th, 2009, 07:36 PM
667MHz DDR2
4GB Max