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  • [Example Setup] [32-bit Windows] [Two Memory Sticks Installed] [4GB RAM Total]

    We already know, that only about 3.2GB or some variation of your RAM will be mapped in the address.

    *Will the system map each individual memory module equally?*

    Does the 3.2GB of addressable memory get split between each stick, so that 1.6GB on each stick gets mapped equally, with each stick having 400MB of leftover unmapped memory?

    Since only 3.2GB or so is addressable, its possible that the first 2GB will go entirely to Stick #1, and Stick #2 will only get a 1.2GB address.

    The reason this concerns me, is that there is a potential for stability issues, with one stick receiving more of a workload than it's partner, and possible conflicts in Dual-Channel memory usage being unevenly split between the two modules.

    • Changed type tracycai Monday, February 11, 2013 8:01 AM
    Sunday, February 10, 2013 6:49 AM

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  • I am glad you re-asked your question on Technet.  I am sure someone will know that here.


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    Sunday, February 10, 2013 5:10 PM