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Old February 9, 2011, 07:59 PM
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See, now that's what I thought, you explained it just fine, thanks. After a little research, it seems Win7-32bit can see up to 4GB RAM, but usually less due to video/audio/bios hardware memory allocations, so looks like that settles how many chips I need. I'm not really fond of the 64-bit OS, as software compatibility is a pain.

I guess where my confusion lies (amongst other places) is in the RAM product descriptions - they actually say "single channel" (eg. F3-12800CL9S-2GBRL), "dual channel" (eg. F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL), or even "triple channel" (eg. F3-12800CL9T-6GBNQ). Does that just mean that the product is packaged in one-, two- and three-chip kits and that the actual chips contained in each are identicle, or that there's some design difference that makes them more suited to single-, dual- or triple-channel motherboards? ...things like this make it hard for me to make a smart decision.

Thanks for your're a really big help!
HTPC: ASUS P7H55-M PRO mATX | Intel i3 550 | LG CH10LS20 SATA Blu-ray
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