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Old 12-01-2008, 08:14 PM   #1
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They don't have my HyperX in a 2x2GB. Is it okay to mix 2 companies with the same voltage and timings? Or, should I just buy a 1066 2x2GB kit? I know it will run at 800. As long as it will work without problems.
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I'm pretty sure you can run different brands. I would try to get timings and voltages the same.
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I keep reading that there is a chance of memory problems and instabilities. Should I just go for a 1066 kit? I called up Kingston. The guy told me a single channel and a dual channel setup with work at once.
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They don't have my HyperX in a 2x2GB. Is it okay to mix 2 companies with the same voltage and timings? Or, should I just buy a 1066 2x2GB kit? I know it will run at 800. As long as it will work without problems.
As long as they are the same size, voltage, and timings, you can dual channel.
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I'm sure you can run 2 different brands. I've had that on my computer for a while and it runs fine.
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As long as they are the same size, voltage, and timings, you can dual channel.
What do you mean by the same size? I can't run 2x1gb in single channel and 2x2gb in dual? So, 1066 will work fine as long as it's running at the same timings as my other stick?
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Your 2x2GB would dual-channel because they are both 2GB. I meant just that lane, not the entire motherboard. I believe I have 2X1GB + 2X256MB all dual channel.
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Yeah, I believe each "pair" of ram modules must be the same capacity in order to dual channel.
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Yeah, I believe each "pair" of ram modules must be the same capacity in order to dual channel.
Yes !!!
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So, which one of these options is the best for my DDR2-800 2x1GB Kingston HyperX sticks at a 4-4-4-12 timing at 2.0V? Please consider price and performance.

OCZ SLI Ready Memory (Got great reviews from all the sites.)

Patriot Extreme

If anyone wants to buy my current 2 sticks at a great price. I can upgrade to 1066. If not, I'll stick to my original plan.
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