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Old 03-03-2011, 08:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question 2gb + 4 gb Dual Channel/Dual Channel RAM Question...

This might be a stupid question but here it goes:

I have a P35-ds3r mobo and it currently has Patriot Extreme 2GB (2 x 1GB) DDR2 800 PC2-6400 RAM with 4-4-4-12 timing (stock).

I have two more slots for RAM, and I want to get G.Skills 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR2 800 PC2-6400 RAM with 5-5-5-15 timing (stock).

So I want to have a total of 6GB. Will this work or does the timing of ALL 4 RAM have to be the same?

FYI: I have a total of 4 RAM slots and 2 of them are colored yellow and the other 2 are colored red, I'm assuming these are to indicate same RAM usage for dual channel support.

Use my advice at your own risk.

My rig:
CoolerMaster Centurion 5
SamSung 20" LCD
Intel E6750 @ 2.66Ghz
Gigabyte p35-ds3r
Patriot Extreme 2gb 4-4-4-12
Sapphire X1950XT 256mb
Samsung 500gb @ 7200
PSU Xclio GreatPower 550W
Samsung DVD Burner
Logitec X-230 2.1
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Old 03-04-2011, 12:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think it should work, but I don't think a mixture like that would be quite optimal.
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