View Full Version : [all variants] Laptop Memory Question (Dual Channel?)

April 21st, 2009, 01:23 PM
Okay I just have a quick simple question.
I have a laptop that I am getting memory for. It has two slots.
The max memory supported by the mother board is 1 Gig.
Is it necessary to buy two 512mb sticks, or will a 1 Gig work just fine in one of the slots.
I am hoping that the latter will work, but the person I am getting this for said they called a company and they said they needed to buy 2 512mb.

April 21st, 2009, 11:05 PM
you didnt say what pc you got, so just guessing...1gig should work, but really should check the specs for yourself or post what laptop this is..

April 21st, 2009, 11:06 PM
You need to check the specs on the Mainboard. I wouldn't recommended just popping in a 1g stick.

April 22nd, 2009, 12:42 PM
Great... I was hoping that it would just work, (just not in dual channel mode.)
To be honest, I can't remember the exact model, But it is an older hp pavillion laptop, and the memory it takes is ddr2 400 (PC2 3200). The main reason I asked is that I can't find any 512mb x2 sets of this ram, but was able to find a 1 gig set for less than $15. Anyways Thanks,