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Dumb RAM Question

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Kaotic Mind, Jan 26, 2005.

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  1. Kaotic Mind

    Kaotic Mind Thread Starter

    Jul 7, 2003
    I have a shuttle an 35n ultra 400 mobo and its got 4 ram slots and 2 of them are being occupied by 2 sticks of pc2700 ddr ram (333mhz) and a stick of pc3200 ddr (400mhz) was given to me by a friend. My question is can i just slap that stick of pc3200 in with the other sticks of ram and have it work fine?, like will it work and just work at 333mhz or no?

  2. Old Rich

    Old Rich

    Jan 17, 2003
    It should work ok . . it will clock back to 333 . . if that motherboard supports it, the third stick may keep dual channel from working. . . Try it and see.

  3. batman44


    Jan 12, 2005
    iff i whos you i would not mix to different ram stiks in a pc.
    if you put fast ram in and slow ram this could make your pc get confused
    with the to different types of ram ie slow and fast ram.
    some pc motherdoards have to different ram slots so you can pic whot ram you whont to use.
    i had a pc whoat could take to ram sticks which could uses (ddr266 and pc133) so i whent with pc133 becos it wos cheaper in the long run.
    the guy i got the motherdoard off said to me never mix ram in a pc.
    you must remember some ram sticks ues different voltage like
    (pc133) uses 3.3 volts and so on..... :)
  4. dannyboyfx


    Nov 19, 2003
    i think the memory would just slow itself down, go to pc2700 instead of pc3200. I have mixed ram and never had a problem with it. you will probably loose dual channel if you go that route however.
  5. Jack Horner

    Jack Horner

    Jan 16, 2004
    The AN35N Ultra only has 3 memory slots, but unless unless you try to O/C the system, you should have no problems doing this. DDR 3200 will run fine @ DDR2700 speed. As for the dual channel, if slots 1&3, 2&3, or 1-2-3 are occupied, it is enabled.
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