The most common memory
compatibility symptom is significantly less memory being reported by the
system, regardless of the fact 4GB is actually plugged in. Bottom line, if your
computer applications call for 4GB of memory, you need to install 4GB of RAM from the
same manufacturer. Ensure all modules are the same kind of memory, whether
that's four 1GB sticks, or two 2GB sticks the rule holds pretty true.
Naturally, it's less expensive to use pick up four 1GB
sticks of DDR2 than the equivalent in 2GB or 4GB modules. This is the route that
PCSTATS will take in this review today, as we examine the benefits of installing
four 1GB Crucial
PC2-6400 memory modules in a Intel Core 2 Duo based computer and toss a
bunch of benchmarks at it.