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Old 05-31-2010, 11:48 AM   #1
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Default After you install new RAM in your comp can you leave the old RAM in also?

I have 4 RAM slots in my computer. I just installed 2 new sticks of RAM they are DDR2 2G G Skill RAM x2 so right now I have 4G in my computer. But if I install my old ram also. which is a total of 2G will that give me 6G or does it not work that way?
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Yes, if you install the older RAM along with the new RAM, you will have a total of 6GB.
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Yes, if you install the older RAM along with the new RAM, you will have a total of 6GB.
wow! really??!!? so my computer can go even faster? I didnt think it worked that way. I thought RAM was like linked and if you had 2 different kinds it would interfer with it and screw it up. no?
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Well, it's best if all the memory modules have the same specs. But if you mix slower RAM with faster RAM, they will all run at the slower memory's speed.
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Well, it's best if all the memory modules have the same specs. But if you mix slower RAM with faster RAM, they will all run at the slower memory's speed.
OH so it isnt a good idea to do that then. I have some kingston RAM 1G x2 that I took out and replaced it with the G SKILL 2G x2
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Is the Kingston the same speed as the G.Skill?
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Is the Kingston the same speed as the G.Skill?
im nopt sure how could I tell?
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Look at the labels. They should say DDR2 400, 533, etc.
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Look at the labels. They should say DDR2 400, 533, etc.
my kingston ram does not say
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OK. What are the numbers on the tag?
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