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" I had read were some motherboards with three slots did " " not work with RAM in the third slot.
i think that's the older rambus P4 motherboards, and
rambus has to work in pairs, so it can't be that.
something has to be really messed up for adding ram
to make the machine "feel" slower. having the ram
twice as fast or half as fast wouldn't make the machine
"feel" faster or slower, unless by "feel" you mean how
miserable you "feel" waiting for that divx movie to get
done rendering from mpeg2.
i would try each of the sticks of ram individually in each
slot, and then try each different combo. i don't think it's
going to work. i think something's wrong with your
i think windows uses memory from the top down, and
linux from the bottom up, so that could be the difference
you are seeing. some old p5 motherboards would
only cache the first 128 megs or ram, also. or
something like that.
you can pass a boot line to linux to only use a certain
amount of ram, if you want to play with that.
>If the computer runs slower then you might have the wrong ?>type RAM.
>Try swaping the new RAM for the original RAM stick. If the >computer runs slower then you might have the wrong type RAM. >If it runs just as fast then since the RAM sticks are not from the >manufacture then they might not play together or you might >have an issue with the second RAM slolt.
My problem is here , i had two RAM's of different make, even though linux detected the ram , they are not working in combination
i found my linux pc working better with the same kind of RAMS
( 2 128 MB RAMS of ibm make )