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Different ram

By apostolis2712 ·
Tags: Hardware
How can it work 3 ddr2 ram:ddr2 2gb 800 ,ddr2 2gb 800 at 5-5-5-18,and one ram ddr2 4gb 800 at 6-6-6-18 ?
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by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Different ram

You really need to look at what you posted above it may make sense to you but it doesn't make any sense to me.

So what are you asking can your M'Board support these different RAM Speeds/types or can you use these different RAM Speeds together?

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Different ram

by apostolis2712 In reply to How to ask a question

I ask if i can use these different ram together

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In that case it depends

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to Different ram

On what your M'Board supports. Obviously you can not use a RAM Module that is not supported by your M'Board and equialy if you mix up different speed ram the system will default to the slowest speed RAM that you have fitted so while yo may have enough RAN if they are not in Matched Pairs you could get Timing Issues which cause System Errors and crashes

Or the system will run slower than what you would wish for.

It is always better to use Matched RAM in Paired Slots of a M'Board to get the best performance as most current generation M'Boards have Dual Channel RAM which gives the best performance.

So provided you do not want the best performance possible and you can put up with Timing Mismatches you can run different speed RAM of the correct type for your M'Board but it may cause problems. I've seen mismatched RAM cause it to be impossible to load an OS all the way up to causing the system to crash and restart randomly.

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