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Old 10-21-2008, 02:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Simple and stupid, just want to make certain. I have 2 gigs of PC5300 RAM. A friend has some PC5400 (2x512mb) that he doesn't need and is willing to just give me. Obviously both are 667, also i checked and the Cas and default timings are all the same. Is there any reason they may not work well together?

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I don't see why not

but then again, this is computers we're talking about
there is always a chance anything might not work well together.

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They should work perfectly fine together. Not unless those RAMs are defective.
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Keep in mind that ram timings are some thing that isn't for everyone, of course the better timings = better performance, but remember, your downclocking lower mhz ram, if there 2x512mb in your main PC then what more are you getting out of the extra 1GB?

I wouldn't put them in considering your specs, but, for the most part ram is determined by the amount of pins, the clock speed and mhz speed.

If you have a spare computer hanging around somewhere I'd throw the sticks into it or hold them for a rainy day, who knows.
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