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Do these RAMs work together?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by shearlegend, Apr 25, 2010.

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  1. shearlegend

    shearlegend Thread Starter

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    Hey people. I have 2 different types pf RAM, (ddr5300 and ddr6400). Do these 2 types work together?
     
  2. flavallee

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    What's the brand name, model name, and model number of your computer?

    If it's not a known factory brand one and it's a custom built one, what's the brand name and model number of the motherboard?

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    It's always best to install matching modules of the same type and speed to avoid incompatibility problems, but it's not usually necessary to do so.

    If you install a mixture of DDR PC-5300 and DDR PC-6400 modules and your computer starts and works, they will run at the slower DDR PC-5300 speed.

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  3. Rich-M

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    For most situations no. We used to say all that would happen on older systems was they would both run at slower speeds, but today, since many of the same speed and model number + brand no longer run together at all, the best answer is don't waste your time as new hardware is getting more and more critical of exact match. The worst thing that can happen is system boots and it seems to be working and later on you get all knids of freezes and different error messages that make no sense at all, caused by mismatched ram and they can be life shortening!
     
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    I've personally gotten to be a firm believer in installing matching modules, whether it's an older or newer computer.

    It may cost you extra money by not mixing modules, but it sure can save a lot of headaches.

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  5. Rich-M

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    Amen, brother!!!
     
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