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Memory check if its compatible for my mobo

By Condor
Aug 19, 2009
  1. Hi

    I'm new to memory upgrade, could anyone help me to check if the new ram is compatible with the old one because I'm putting 2 more gigs next to the old ram to make it 3 gigs.

    CORSAIR
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145440

    G.SKILL Value
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231036

    Mobo I'm currently using
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138264

    side note: The reason why i got an extra G.skill ram is because the new Corsair i brought in to Bestbuy the other day for installation was bad? , the tech told me my PC won't start up when he put the the similar stick of Corsair ram to the existence one, so i went out and purchase the G.skill instead from newegg and hopefully its compatible with the old one.

    So my other question is, was the secondary Corsair a DOA or can the Bestbuy tech fix it by adjusting my PC bio or other setting?

    thanks
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    it usually works, but it is NEVER good to mix memory modules... all working well individually. You will always note a hit in performance, and some will make the computer noticeably slower.
    Better to sell the old, and install all identical modules...
     
  3. Condor

    Condor TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 388

    thx for the rely

    question: any recommendation on how much should i sell my old ram on the auction house, like Ebay? : D

    thanks

    side note: is the new ram (G.Skill) reliable? because the old one i been using it for almost 3 years now.
    Hopefully the new ram won't give me much trouble, because I use my PC mostly for hw, web searching and lots of MMO gaming :)
     
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