I've currently got a gig of ram and was looking to add more. My question is about mixing brands and timings.
This is my current ram: (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820141210
) and it runs great.
I was going to buy another gig which is about $100, but I looked around and this ram: (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820142013
) was available for $150. It's two 1gb sticks, which will up my system to a nice 3gb.
Is viking ram any good, or is it crap? I've googled some reviews from different sources and I haven't seen
anything bad yet.
They're both 667, but the viking is 5300 instead of 5400. Is that... bad?
The viking's case latency and timings are slightly higher. Will that screw something up?
They're both different brands. Is that trouble?
I hear dual channel causes problems with different brands. This is probably a real amateur question, but is there a way to turn dual channel off - or could I stick the dual channel viking chips into the first two slots, and move the pqi into the third and the first two would function as dual channel?
And lastly, will my computer run slower by mixing these two brands (putting me up to 3gb) than it would run if I just bought one more stick of the same stuff I have now (putting me up to 2gb)?
Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!
In case the links don't work, here's the specs:
pqi TURBO 1GB
Speed DDR2 667 (PC2 5400)
Cas Latency 4
Viking 2GB (2 x 1GB)
Speed DDR2 667 (PC2 5300)
Cas Latency 5