Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-11-2012, 08:56 AM   #1
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Romania
Posts: 16
Default Mixing 1GB RAM with 512 mb RAM

hi guys. i have a mobo that supports up to 2GB of ram and i have only 2 RAM slots . I recently bought from someone 1 GB of DDR1 400 mhz piece of RAM, that's part of a dual channel kit(Amazon.com: Kingston ValueRAM 2GB Kit (2x1GB Modules) 400MHz PC3200 DDR Desktop Memory (KVR400AK2/2GR): Electronics). I also have my 512 mb DDR1 400mhz that i want to stick it in so i'd have 1 GB in a slot + 512 in the other one .... Can i make it work, or the PC is likely to explode ?
__________________

TmaN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2012, 09:45 AM   #2
Fully Optimized
 
OhSnapWord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 1,853
Default Re: Mixing 1GB RAM with 512 mb RAM

It will work, but not in dual channel mode.
__________________

__________________
FX-8350 @ 4.7 cooled by H80, 32GB Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2133, Asus Sabertooth 990FX, 2x Radeon HD 7850 2GB in X-fire, 500GB Samsung 850 Evo, 4TB Seagate, 3TB WD Black, 2x 1TB WD RED in RAID 0
OhSnapWord is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2012, 10:42 AM   #3
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Romania
Posts: 16
Default Re: Mixing 1GB RAM with 512 mb RAM

Thanks for the answer. i'm not sure what that means(not working in dual channel mode), but what you're saying is, my PC will have no problem recognizing 1,5 GB RAM when i have my 1 GB +512 mb ram in both slots and it will work properly ?
TmaN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2012, 11:11 AM   #4
Solid State Member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Romania
Posts: 16
Default Re: Mixing 1GB RAM with 512 mb RAM

sorry for the double post : i tried mixing them up..it's a no go my pc with both memories is running slower than with only 1gb in , and keeps restarting by itself . Guess i found my answer.
TmaN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-11-2012, 11:39 AM   #5
Fully Optimized
 
OhSnapWord's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 1,853
Default Re: Mixing 1GB RAM with 512 mb RAM

Might be a faulty memory module.
__________________
FX-8350 @ 4.7 cooled by H80, 32GB Mushkin Enhanced Blackline 2133, Asus Sabertooth 990FX, 2x Radeon HD 7850 2GB in X-fire, 500GB Samsung 850 Evo, 4TB Seagate, 3TB WD Black, 2x 1TB WD RED in RAID 0
OhSnapWord is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0