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Advice on mixing 2 speeds of RAM

By frasier
Sep 26, 2005
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  1. ok, I currently have 2x256 3200 RAM,

    I'm getting 2x512 4200 RAM

    would it be better to

    A. mix those and get 1.5gb of ram @ 3200
    or
    B. Have 1gb of RAM @ 4200

    I need an answer quickly, please
     
  2. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,846

    Dont mix...it could work, but more then likely your gonna have problems. And 1gb should be efficent. WIth the extra sticks you cant use dual channel.
     
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,074   +13

    memory will only run as fast as the slowest one. In a nutshell - don't
     
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