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Old 01-01-2007, 05:53 PM   #1
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I have 1gig of PQI RAM, and I am in the process of getting another. The problem though, is the ram i'm using has apparently been discontinued on newegg.com, so I'm not sure what to do. I figured I could just get another 1 gig and it'd work fine, but I was just wondering about it's timing's. My ram right now has a cas latency of 2.5, timings are 2.5-3-3-5 What would happen if I got a stick with slightly different timings, and a different brand. i.e. this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231031

the timings are slightly different... so would it speed up, slow down or something else?
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They will both run at the lower timings of the PQI memory. Not really a bad thing as you wont see any real world difference in performance.
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I'm sure you could fine your RAM on another sit besides newegg. Also, brands suggest that you don't mix brands of RAM because of stability issues, but its not a huge deal. Your best bet is to find your RAM and buy it elsewhere. If not though, it is fine if you buy that one.
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Old 01-01-2007, 10:08 PM   #4
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Actually, brands suggesting not to mix em up is a joke. Timings are the only problem. If you have the same speeds of transfer, that's all you need. The rest, will be running at the slowest RAM stick. Nothing wrong.
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