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Old 10-19-2007, 01:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Are there MBís out there that will only let you use to sticks of ram if they are identical? This isnít anything to-do with my system just a question really as its something I heard the other day for the first time.

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It's ok to mix brand types, as long as the specs, such as the speed and timings are identical. I guess it's ok to mix different specs too, but the sticks will run at the speed of the slowest stick. For example:

...you have a DDR 400 and a DDR 500 stick. When you put them together in the same motherboard, the DDR 500 will be forced to downclock to DDR400 speeds, to match it.
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