ram--same amount, one vs two dimms?

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  1. ironsidephoto macrumors member

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    so if i were to put, say two gigs of ram in a laptop and the laptop maxes out at 2 gig (as in, core duo pro), would it be better to get two 1gb sticks, or just one 2 gb stick? is the performance any different?
     
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  3. notsofatjames macrumors 6502a

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    1ddim gives you more room for expansion later
     
  4. ironsidephoto thread starter macrumors member

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    i know, but as i said, it's a hardware limitation--the core duo mbps can only go up to 2 gb, i think.
     
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    2 X 1GB is better then 1 X 2GB

    The computer is made to access them faster when you pair RAM. Of course 2 X 2GB would be the best.
     
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    You said you have a CoreDuo. In that case the 2 Gb single SODIMM or 2 x 2 Gb are not an option. Go with 2 x 1 Gb

    Only the Core2Duo machines support 2 Gb SODIMMs
     
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    one more question--i can't find anywhere in the buying guide anything about the number of pins in ram--do mbps and imacs use 200 pin or 240 pin ram?
     
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