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Old 11-11-2009, 12:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an EVGA motherboard 133-K8-NF41-AX, I have 2 sticks (1gig each) of Corsair XMS DDR400 memory. I want to upgrade to 4 gig, so I bought 2 more sticks ( 1 gig each) of G.Slkill DDR400 ram. My question is will I have any problems with these two different brands memory on my MB running them dual channel? Both brands are DDR 400 , 184 pin , I was thinking I will keep like brands in dual channel slots, so I would have the corsair in DIMM 1, the G.Skill in DIMM 2, Corsair in DIMM 3, and G.Skill in DIMM 4. DIMM 2 & 4 or 1 & 3 are dual channel slots.

I am just trying to make sure I don't have any problems.

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As long as the specifications for all your memory modules are the same, dual-channel should work (as stated in your motherboard manual: nV News - EVGA nForce 4 SLI Mainboard Review - Page 3 of 13). Your memory modules can be of different brands.


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Thanks, I was wondering, I mean both memory brands are DDR400 184 pin. I dont have to worry about latency, timing and voltage too do I?
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you'll be fine..
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Good news, always register your software, hardware products, you never know when it may pay off.

My son bought this EVAG Nvidia 7800 GT video card , with free EVAG motherboard 133-K8-NF41-AX, as a promo back in 2005. He registered it , and built this computer , he later gave to me. Ever since he had it , the MB never worked in dual channel memory. It has a bad DIMM 3 and DIMM 4 slot. It had 2 GIG ram , but I wanted to upgrade it to 4 GIG in dual channel mode. He never followed up on getting it fixed from EVAG. I called them the other day, and since it was registered with them , and bought directly from them, they approved RMA for it.

Pretty cool, it has a limited lifetime warrenty, not bad for a 05 product. EVAG is a good comapny in that respect! So it pays to register products. Now I have to pull my comp apart and send the MB off to them.
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