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Old 11-01-2007, 03:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i have got 1 2gb and 512mb(stock) ram in it and they have the same specs but different brand.should i just remove the 512mb?

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Old 11-01-2007, 07:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Why? So you can have less ram, leading to slower speed? Yea go ahead...

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Old 11-01-2007, 07:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It's ok to have mixed brands, and I agree with motoxer. Since they have the same specs, it's all good.


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Old 11-01-2007, 05:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i thought mizing brands would cause multiple BSODs etc?
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i thought mizing brands would cause multiple BSODs etc?
it can if they run at different voltages.. but running Dual Channel Mode for the same stick types stops this..
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Old 11-01-2007, 05:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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run memtest and if no errors occur then you should be good.
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Old 11-01-2007, 05:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I run 4gb of mixed ram with no problems. And i read somewhere the other day they did some testing on single and dual channel mode and it actually made less than 10% difference in the performance by running in single channel.
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Old 11-01-2007, 07:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Keep the 512MB. You might also want to consider bumping up to 2GB by replacing it with another 1GB, and then running in dual channel to take advantage of the small performance boost it offers. Vista runs well with 2GB, and since you are already allocating 256MB to your graphics, you probably should upgrade. But yes, keep the 512MB stick in there for now. No harm in doing that.

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