Quick question about RAM

By mrtruesdale
Sep 23, 2006
  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: 3,814

    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: 19

    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: 6,002   +15

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