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Old 08-26-2004, 04:55 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Question about mixing memory brands

I have a stick of memory and have been given another, I was wondering if it is safe to use the two together as they are different.

On the sticker mine says
512mb DDR 333MHZ CL2.5

the one I was given says

Infineon (HP on the other side)
64M x 64 SDRam
512 MB, DDR, 133MHZ CL2

None of this means much to me other than they both are 512 mb DDR ram lol

If anyone can give some advice it would be muchly appreciated

Thanks in advance

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Old 08-26-2004, 05:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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well if the one you have been given is 133 than i wouldnt suggest using it unless your CPU FSB is also 133 Mhz. If your Chip operates at 333Mhz (166Mhzx2) then the slower memory, if it works, will create a bottleneck and slow mem transfers down.

Of course, it will probably still work. mixing brands is fine. its the speed and type of ram that matter

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Old 08-26-2004, 05:56 AM   #3 (permalink)
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When mixing RAM, the speed will always adjust to the lowest of the sticks. Your computer would perform better with 512 M 333 MHz than with 1 G running at 133 just as sithspawn said.
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Ok, thanks for that, I'll get that idea out of my head lol
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