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Ram Question

By RoadKiller
Jan 2, 2006
  1. Just wanna know if u can combine a 512 Ram & a 256 Ram both 333.
     
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I don`t see any reason why not.

    Try it, and see what happens.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  3. RoadKiller

    RoadKiller TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    but it does not work when i insert my 2 ram in my board.
     
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Mmm. What mobo do you have?

    Are both sticks of ram compatible with your mobo?

    I take it your system runs fine with just the 512MB stick of ram?

    Regards Howard :)
     
  5. blue_dragon

    blue_dragon TS Rookie Posts: 190

    Here is a tip
    If you are able to get the same type of RAM, you might be able to run it dual channel mode if your mother board supports it and it sure is less problems and errors :D
     
  6. Shadowrunner

    Shadowrunner TS Rookie Posts: 106

    I have. xD it works fine. :D
     
  7. RoadKiller

    RoadKiller TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    My Board Is cheap its just an asus p4pe-x/te, both ram are compatible to my board and my comp runs fine with just a 512 ram inserted.
     
  8. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    What happens if you try just the 256MB stick?

    Regards Howard :)
     
  9. RoadKiller

    RoadKiller TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    it works fine also. 256 is my old ram and 512 is the new 1.
     
  10. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    yes, provided they are the same speed.

    Generally you want to match ram with the same size, speed, and type.
    Don't mix brands - it is prone to errors.
     
  11. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Sounds like a compatibility issue to me. Maybe your mobo is just very picky.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  12. RoadKiller

    RoadKiller TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    both are kingston brand.
     
  13. RoadKiller

    RoadKiller TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Coz in my mobo's manual book i've found a page which tells about SS & DS thing, i think its the combination of the ram.
     
  14. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    I can`t think of any other reason, unless of course you`ve got a bad dimm slot on your mobo??

    Regards Howard :)
     
  15. RoadKiller

    RoadKiller TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    can't understand this SS (Single Sided) & DS (Double Sided) thing what does it mean?
     
  16. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Taken from http://www.overclock.net/intel-memory/60388-double-sided-single-sided-3.html#post644310

    I hope this answers your question, and solves your ram problem as well.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  17. RoadKiller

    RoadKiller TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 22

    Thx for it howard. :angel:
     
  18. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    I assume you're referring to memory and not old 5.25 floppy discs!

    (I'm showing my age!)
     
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