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Old 12-26-2005, 05:16 PM   #1
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When adding Ram to your computer, does it matter weather or not you use the same brand? Could you get away with using a different brand? Does it really matter?
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Old 12-26-2005, 05:40 PM   #2
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It is recommended you use the exact same make and model of RAM, but the RAM must match in speed above anything else and motherboard must support it too.
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Old 12-26-2005, 06:05 PM   #3
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Another question. Im going to be upgrading soon, but to what extent i don't know. (My comps not old, or a pos) I just want to upgrade my RAM and V-Card. In regard to the Ram. I was thinking of getting 2 512 sticks. (My comp only has 2 ports for Ram.) But should i buy 1 stick of 1gig? Im not sure if i would ever upgrade again at a later date. Does this matter using 1stick instead of 2? Or just makes me have to pay less next time i upgrade to get my 2nd gig? Any brands recomended?


As for the speed.. You mean the bus speed?
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Default Re: Ram.

Uuumm..ide think of two options.

1. Get a new mobo, with four slots, or three, and get 3 or 4 512mb sticks, 2. or get two 1gb sticks for the mobo you have at the moment. What is your budget
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Old 12-26-2005, 06:25 PM   #5
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I save, so it doesn't really matter. This isn't going to be an impulse buy. I try to do my research, and find out all the info i can. However, i would much rather not buy a new mobo, my comp is maybe 6 months old at the max. And everything works fine.. Why mess with something if it's not broke?
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Old 12-26-2005, 07:19 PM   #6
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dual channel 2x512's are better than 1x 1gig.. but you need to make sure that your mobo can support those.
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Old 12-26-2005, 07:30 PM   #7
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And recomended brand?


Heard Kingston was good, but this is first time i've been in the market for RAM.
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