Different RAM brands

By rbbibble ยท 5 replies
Jan 1, 2006
  1. Is there anything I should worry about when using two different brands of RAM? I have a gb of GEIL pc 3200 and was thinking of adding a gb of Corsair pc 3200.
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    why bother adding corsair? even if the corsair were better or faster it wont matter. ALL your ram will only run at the speed of the slowest module.

    you would be better off just getting more geil.
  3. rbbibble

    rbbibble TS Rookie Topic Starter

    True. I was going to get corsair simply because so far I have found better deals for it. As far as using two different brands goes can that cause any system instabilities?
  4. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    as long as they are both PC3200 there shouldnt be a problem. But personally I dont mix bradns of ram.

    PUTALE TS Rookie Posts: 126

    usually it shouldn't matter. Sometimes you may have trouble when you are running dual channel when the timing is not the same or sometimes the chip is not the same. Genereally you may be able to tweak the timing under bios if it's not the same.
  6. rbbibble

    rbbibble TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for the input
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