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Old 01-12-2008, 10:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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When add more RAM to a system does it have to be the same make of RAM thats already in there?
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Old 01-12-2008, 11:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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no it doesnt, as long as the ram is the same speed etc, brand does not matter but if possible try to get the same brand, but really i dont think there much advantage in matching the brand
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If your doing a dual channel set-up, it's usually best if the brand is the same. The only way is to test it and see.
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I have two sticks on my girlfriends computer of 256 will I have to replace them with a 512 stick if I wanted to add another 512 stick or could I leave them be and just add the 512 stick?
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Also is it detremental to the HDD if you do to many reformats?
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Old 01-12-2008, 02:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Sell or throw those 256 sticks in the closet and just get a 1 GB stick. Is it DDR 400?

It isn't that expensive. Then when you need 2 GB, you will be good to go.
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