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Memory Upgrade for Gateway DX4860-UB21P

Gateway DX4860-UB21P memory upgrade specification, DX4860-UB21P maximum memory, memory speed, and memory upgrade options.

Upgrade memory on Gateway DX4860-UB21P upto a maximum of 8GB
PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM DIMM 240pin memory, with maximum 2GB per slot in 4 Sockets (2 banks of 2) memory slots. The Gateway DX4860-UB21P takes the PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM DIMM 240pin memory Memory Type.

Gateway DX4860-UB21P Memory Upgrade Specification
Standard Memory Maximum Memory Memory Expansion CPU Type Model/Chipset
4GB(Removable) 8GB
PC3-10600 DDR3 SDRAM DIMM 240pin memory
4 Sockets (2 banks of 2) Intel Core i5-2300 Quad-core 2.80 GHz Processor
 

Gateway DX4860-UB21P Memory Upgrade options.

What are memory sockets or slots and how are these divided into bank?

 

Memory Sockets or Slots are the place where memory RAM modules are inserted in the motherboard. The Gateway DX4860-UB21P has 4 Sockets (2 banks of 2) memory expansion slots. A memory bank is a group of memory expansion sockets, a bank must be completely filled with memory modules of the same size and type in order for the system to recognize and address the memory. i.e. :

2 sockets (2 banks of 1) This indicates that there are 2 memory slots. These are divided into 2 banks, and each bank consists of one memory slot. So you can add memory one piece at a time for the system to use.

3 sockets (3 banks of 1) This indicates that there are 3 memory slots. These are divided into 3 banks, and each bank consists of one memory slot. So you can add memory one piece at a time for the system to use.

4 sockets (2 banks of 2) This indicates that there are 4 memory slots. These are divided into 2 banks, and each bank consists of two memory slots. So you must add memory two pieces at a time (they must be the same size and type of memory) in order for the system to benefit from the upgrade.

8 sockets (4 banks of 2) This indicates that there are 8 memory slots. These are divided into 4 banks, and each bank consists of two memory slots. So you must add memory two pieces at a time (they must be the same size and type of memory) in order for the system to benefit from the upgrade.

12 sockets (3 banks of 4) This indicates that there are 12 memory slots. These are divided into 3 banks, and each bank consists of four memory slots. So you must add memory four pieces at a time (and they must be the same size and type of memory) in order for the system to benefit from the upgrade.