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Old 02-18-2006, 04:58 AM   #1
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Right now I have 512kb ddr2 sdram micron tech and i've been looking into upgrading to 1gb+.

Now i know when you have ram it needs to be the same.. But does same only mean ddr2 sdram.. Or does it mean same brand as well? because if i can just buy another Gig of ram with out worrying about the Brand, then I'm not going to look into buying 2GB
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Old 02-18-2006, 06:27 AM   #2
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it can be risky mixing brands of ram because sometimes they wont work together but it might be ok
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Old 02-18-2006, 08:29 AM   #3
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Default Re: Ram compatibilitie?

usually it's ok, but u can't be 100% sure.
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Old 02-18-2006, 11:22 AM   #4
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Isn't it best to get the same CAS latency and timings?
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Old 02-18-2006, 02:28 PM   #5
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I would just go out and buy the same RAM that you have now, or better yet, replace yours with a brand new kit.
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Old 02-18-2006, 04:41 PM   #6
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Yea, I'm going to be buying a whole different brand. Right now i have Micron Tech (It's what Dell uses) Since I've never heard of the brand I'm against it. lol
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Old 02-18-2006, 06:52 PM   #7
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Yeah, get two new RAM. Here's one that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Set them in dual channel:

CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB (2 x 512MB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM Unbuffered DDR2 533 (PC2 4200) Dual Channel Kit System Memory
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145526
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Old 02-20-2006, 04:15 AM   #8
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Well I'm looking to spend around 150-200 for my ram. I saw them on newegg last time i checked and was thinking about it. But i want to make this investment worth it's while. Something thats going to last me. My mobo has 4 ram ports each able to hold up to 1gb of ram. (Not that i want 4gigs of ram) but i would like to make them of use. maybe 2gigs 4x512. Just have to find some ram thats good.
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