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    RAM question

    Hello
    So i had 1gb of ram.
    I used this command
    sudo dmidecode --type 17
    found the type and counted the number of pins
    I went to my local electronics store and bought the ram.
    It fit in perfectly.
    I went into terminal and put in the same code
    sudo dmidecode --type 17
    i noticed it read 2gb ram but the speed still said 533 mHz (the same as before with the 1gb)
    is there something wrong.
    shouldn't it be faster?
    Last edited by seal308; April 17th, 2012 at 11:18 PM.

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    The speed you are referring to is the clock/bus speed of the memory. That won't change when you add memory. The speed shown for your processor won't change when you add memory. Since you effectively double your memory, you should notice some (doesn't mean big) difference in how apps perform.

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    Re: RAM question

    To get a speed increase your motherboard must support dual-channel RAM.

    You also have to make sure you installed the RAM in the correct slot, the pair of sticks will need to be in specific positions (check your motherbiard manual for more details).
    Cheesemill

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    Re: RAM question

    well there is only one slot in the machine for the ram.
    I do notice a tiny bit of difference.
    But is their some quantitative/numerical results that can prove that the ram is working.

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    Re: RAM question

    What are the specifications of your machine? Manufacturer, Model, etc.?

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    Re: RAM question

    Quote Originally Posted by seal308 View Post
    Hello
    i noticed it read 2gb ram but the speed still said 533 mHz (the same as before with the 1gb)
    is there something wrong.
    shouldn't it be faster?
    I believe that is how fast your computer interacts with the RAM. So as long as it's showing 2GB and thats how much you put in, it should be good.

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    Re: RAM question

    Quote Originally Posted by seal308 View Post
    well there is only one slot in the machine for the ram.
    I do notice a tiny bit of difference.
    But is their some quantitative/numerical results that can prove that the ram is working.
    If there is only 1 RAM slot in your machine then no, the memory wont run any faster by swapping out a 1GB stick for a 2GB stick. 533MHz is probably the fastest RAM speed supported by your motherboard.
    Cheesemill

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    Re: RAM question

    Really.
    My computer says it does support 2gb of ram though.
    So just b/c it supports it, it doesn't mean it will make any differece?
    The machine i'm using is an eeebox model number EB1006

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    Re: RAM question

    It looks as if you can actually step up to a faster bus speed on the RAM from 533 mhz to 667.

    Here is from Crucial.com

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    Re: RAM question

    if that is true than why does the speed still read 533 even though the new 2gb ram is in?

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