What is the best way to add your memory?

Question

I will be adding RAM to my Dell Dimension XPS T500. It currently has 128MB in the first of 3 slots. I want to add 2-256 MB modules to bring the total to 640MB. My question refers to the order of the RAM modules. Can I leave the 128 MB module in slot 0, and put the other two modules in the remaining two slots, #1 and 2? Or should I remove the 128 MB from slot 0, put it into the 3rd slot (#2) and place the larger MB modules in the first two slots? It doesn't seem that it would be difficult to do it either way, but I of course want it to be done in the most efficient and effective way for my system. Also, do you happen to know why Crucial.com's prices are so much cheaper than other vendors (Kingston, et al)? Each 256 MB module will cost only about $50 from Crucial, but other prices range from $65 (Compusa) to $86 (Kingston). Thank you very much for your time and your help!

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This question was answered on February 24, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

It is best if you put the new memory in the 0 slot and the older memory in the one slot you also have to check to see the amount of memory you computer will accept the reason the internet might be cheap is that the more quanity they purchase the cheaper they can get if you ,there for they are able to sell it less to there customers.

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Posted by linda of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on February 24, 2003