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Old 05-24-2007, 12:57 AM   #1
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I want to get a 1GB DDR 400 PC3200 stick for my desktop, and I have an extra 512MB DDR PC2100 stick. I could use the 512 stick for another system, but I'm wondering if it's worth it to stick it in with the 1GB stick as a mismatched pair. Would there be a bunch of problems with this? Right now it has the 512 stick and a 256 stick (both PC2100) in it and it lags when dropping down menus... Should I use those together for 1.5GB RAM and just buy a new stick for the other PC, or live with 1GB in that PC and use the 512 for the other system? I use the system mainly for video editing (with Sony Vegas Movie Studio Platinum 7), but I like faster render times.
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first off all the ram in a computer MUST run at the same speed so the new ddr400 would have to run at the old ram speeds for them to be both used

i suggest getting 2x512MB sticks so they can run dual channel
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820211013

i have a pair just like these expect they are DDR2 800 5-5-18 right now i have them running at DDR2 866 4-4-4-12 i can also run them at
DDR2 1080 5-5-18.

A-Data the best price per performance out there. there better than corsair XMS2 overclock the same but cheaper
im sure the DDR400 series of A-Data is just as good
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Thanks for the info. I'll stick with 1GB then.

I was looking at this one: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145505

I'll look into the other one you mentioned. It may be better because they are a little cheaper and have heat spreaders.
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he shouldnt be a factor with RAM that isnt being overclocked if your willing to pay for corsair buy corsair they are more reputable
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Ok, I'll probably just go with the Corsair then, it doesn't cost that much more anyway. It won't be overclocked. Should I get 2x 512MB sticks like you showed with the other brand or a single 1GB stick? Does it matter?
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if you get 2 X 512 sticks they will run in dual channel but if it was my choice i would get 1 X 1 Gb stick i dnt think dual channel is that important i would just rather have 1.5Gb RAM
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Old 05-24-2007, 10:29 AM   #7
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I'm just putting 1GB in it since the 512 would be mismatched to the kind I would be getting.

Is there anything that much better about dual channel?
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