ram question

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  1. CollegeTutor

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    i am buying the fujitsu t4210 and i had one question about ram. i don't know very much about computers. are therer any downsides to having one 1 gig ram chip and the other slot empty? i plan on getting another gig but will my laptop have any disadvantages until i get it?
     
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    No, you shouldn't have any disadvantages.
     
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    Technically it won't be as fast as it could be. 2x512mb chips are faster because of something called a "Dual Channel" configuration. However, if you're going to be getting another 1gb stick to go with it, then you'd have 2x1gb and then 2gb in a dual channel configuration! Exactly what you want. Go for it!
     
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    This is absolutely correct.... But, according to some earlier threads, it will also run a few degrees cooler with a single 1GB stick of RAM. So, slower but cooler vs. faster but hotter. Your choice...

    -M-
     
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    I wanted to up the RAM to 1GB x 2 once mine came in. Came anyone comment on the heat issue when dealing with 2 1GB sticks? Also, what type of RAM does the T4210 take and whats the best brand? Thanks everyone.
     
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    Please see this thread where it discusses heat and additional RAM.

    As to the type of memory; The T4210 machine requires ‘200 Pin DDR2 PC2-5300 - Unbuffered - DDR2-667 - 1.8V - Non-ECC’ modules.
    Crucial memory as good but more expensive.
     
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    What's the difference between PC2-5300 and PC2-5400? Will PC2-5400 work on the T4210? Because I recently purchased two from newegg for my T4210, they have yet to come in (should arrive today).

    This is what I bought:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16820227099


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    Well just put in the two 1-gb sticks. Seems to be working fine. By the way, how would I know if dual channel is enabled?
     
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