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Quick question about RAM

By mrtruesdale
Sep 23, 2006
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  1. I'm currently running two DDR RAM 512MB 3200 400Mhz modules and was thinking of adding some more. I've just got my hands on a 1Gb 3200 400Mhz module, is it bad to mix these RAM types? Or as long as they are the same spec are they OK?

    Thanks in advance.



    CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200
    Mobo - K8N Neo2 Platinum, nvidia nforce 3 Ultra chipset
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    In theory they should work perfectly, in practice they often don't. It all depends on your mobo and what chipset it uses and how it was designed.

    I used to use an MSI 745Ultra with 2x 256 pc 2100 and 1x 512 pc 2100 and it worked fine provided the 256's were in slots 1 and 2 and the 512 was in slot 3. But ram was slower back then.
  3. danielb

    danielb TS Rookie Posts: 70

    I agree play around with which ones go where, mine wouldnt work unless the larger ones were in first slots.
  4. Tedster

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

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