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Can you have two different brands of RAM

By C_Conqueror
Jul 20, 2005
  1. Does it matter the brand of whether you have two different brands of memory as long as they are the same speed?
     
  2. PZEROFGH

    PZEROFGH TS Rookie Posts: 102

    no it doesnt matter if they are two diffferent brand name ram, as long as they;'re the same speed
     
  3. dgower2

    dgower2 TS Maniac Posts: 340

    Sometimes it Does Matter

    Generally if the two modules have all the same speed/latency ratings, ECC/Parity settings, registered/unregistered setting, they should work. This is not ALWAYS true. Some motherboards are more picky or sensitive than others and some memory modules are more stable than others. Whenever possible, try to keep EVERYTHING matched including the manufacture. I've used modules from different manufactures where it has worked, and also where it would not work.

    Good luck!
     
  4. truflip

    truflip TS Rookie Posts: 590

    what if they dont work? will the store take it back n gimme nother one? or will i have to send it back to manufacturer for warranty?? i have SMART Modular rams right now n their PC2700..

    i cant find em anywhere in town.. closest one i saw was an Infineon.. never heard of it b4..

    I have a P4SD-LA Mobo and im planning on using a Kingston or OCZ Ram 256mb PC3200 along with my two other 256mb PC2700 SMART Modular Rams.. will this be ok?

    also can u put 256, 512, 256?
     
  5. rrcn

    rrcn TS Rookie

    It depends on the store's return policy, so you will have to contact them.

    It should be ok, but there is no guarantee. As it has previously been stated, some boards are picky.

    Yes, you can put two sticks of 256mb and a stick of 512mb.
     
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