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Old 07-21-2005, 05:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently aquirered 2x512 sticks of ram to replace my current 2x256 setup. Both the new modules and the old ones are OCZ (Performance line I think, one step below their O/Cing line) with heatspreaders (they probably don't do anything, but they look cool and I can't remove them w/o voiding the warranty. I was intending on selling the 256s, but they wouldn't fetch me much (a freind will buy them for $40). So, I am thinking of using them in my system in addtiona to they new sticks. However, I have 2 questions:

1.) I have heard that there can be stability issues with multiple assorted stick of ram. Is this in any way true?
2.) Has anyone tried to put 4 sticks with heatspreaders onto a mobo that has the ddr sockets right nixt to each other? (like this)? I am very concerned aboout any bending/forcing that might be needed to get the sticks in there.
3.)Are there any possible memory issues that will not be detected in memtest?

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Old 07-21-2005, 05:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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2) Sry I haven't tried.
3) No I don't think so.

What kind of CPU do you have? You only get DDR400 with 4 sticks with the venice cores. Can't get them with the winnys or newcastles.

Also, 40 dollars for 2 sticks of 256 isn't that bad. Your only down 10 dollars, since 1GB of that ocz ram will cost around 100 dollars after mail in rebates off of newegg.

6600GT PCI-E for sale/Trade. Check the FS/FT forums on tech-forums for details.
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Old 07-21-2005, 05:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have an LGA775 with a 915P (I think, might be G (I've been away from home for 4 weeks)) chipset, so I think I'll be fine. I know $40 isn't too bad, in fact it is rather high considering they are used. I'm glad to hear there are no stability issues (one step closer to 1.5gigs )
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Old 07-21-2005, 06:55 PM   #4 (permalink)
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You won't have any problem. Just make sure you put the same sticks in the same channel.
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Old 07-21-2005, 08:17 PM   #5 (permalink)
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it will work with no problems dont worry bout it
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Old 07-21-2005, 08:21 PM   #6 (permalink)
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no problems, modules should fit, without bending.
No compatibility issues normally.

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