Is it ok having two different brand of memory?

By paul05
Nov 27, 2005
  1. i have a crucial 512mb 184pin planing to buy another memory for my cpu to make it 1gb....but i saw a kingston 1gb(2x512mb) 184pin a low it ok if i have different brand for my memory slot?
  2. whiternoise

    whiternoise TS Rookie Posts: 67

    My Ram is a 256 and a 512 combination with two different brands, it seems to work fine. Just make sure the mhz (333, or whatever) are the same and its the same PC rating (like 2700).(correct me someone if i'm wrong)
  3. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    With faster memory matched modules are to be preferred. That is not to say differing makes work, providing they're the correct speed.
  4. niceboy

    niceboy TS Rookie Posts: 54

    You can use modules of any brand but there speed should be the same. try it.
  5. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    They're three spellings and there you should have used their.
  6. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,404

    You owe me a new brain. Mine just popped.
  7. patio

    patio TS Maniac Posts: 482


    patio. :cool:
  8. dgower2

    dgower2 TS Maniac Posts: 238

    It's risky using different memory manufactures; sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. It's possible that it will not work even when all the specs are identical and it's even possible that it will work when the specs are slightly mismatched. I ran a system with one module slower than the other and it ran fine. I've also put modules with identical specs, but different manufactures in a system and it didn't run (or wasn't stable). All you can do is try it.
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