New GPU and RAM questions


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united states
I just got some new ram and a gpu and I want to make sure I can use it before I attempt to.

For the ram I have one stick of Samsung 1GB 2rx8 pc2-4200e-444-12-03, and one stick of HP 512mb 1rx8 pc2-3200r-333-11-a0

So I'm wondering can I mix the two?
What type of ddr is the first stick? (the 2nd one says ddr2 on it)
I can't find any info on these or on the gpu.
I have an Intel Celron CPU.

On the GPU it has nvidia stenciled on it. It also says "asus" and "model: cardinal" but I can't find anything about it anywhere.
My computer only has regular PCI slots in it.
And if anyone knows this card, would it be better than my Radeon 9250?


Fully Optimized
They're both DDR2, but the second one looks like it's a different speed grade, and I don't normally recommend mixing RAM types. I know some folks don't have any problems, but if you notice any instability, take a stick out.

If you want full details on the system and it's running OK, get Speccy - System Information - Free Download and install it, then post a screenshot of the summary window.