I have an oldish (2005) computer which has an ECS NFORCE4-A939 (V1.0) mobo and Im running Windows 7 64 Professional. It uses DDR1 (400) RAM.
I currently have X2 512MB Corsair ValueSelect VS512MB400
modules running in dual channel which I have been running with for years.
I have just purchased X2 256MB Corsair ValueSelect VS256MB400
modules to fill up the remaining slots to add a bit of a boost. DDR1 is pricey!
As I don't actually have the computer with me at the moment so I have some questions, 1.
If I add the 2 new modules to the motherboard will I still run in dual channel (X2 512 and X2 256)? 2.
The new sticks are single sided (chips) and the older modules are double sided, I have heard nightmares about using these together only after I bought them. Will this 4 pairing work fine? 3.
How do I determine which sticks are older (manufacture age), The ones I just got have Corsair printed on the PCB in gold and Value Select written on the chips. My 2005 ones have no PCB logo and have the sail logo on the chips. So which are newer? 4.
How much of a noticeable speed boost will there be going from 1GB on 64bit Windows 7 to 1.5GB?
I would really appreciate the help because I dont know if everything I have mentioned is compatible.
Oh and heres my mobo link if it helps, http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Pro...uID=24&LanID=0