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drucifer Posted: Sun, May 23 2004 11:10 AM
hey, i currently have 512 mb of PC2700 RAM. I wanna upgrade and get another 512. Does it matter if i have different brands? What would be the best pc2700 i could get? something like corsair?
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SS Joe replied on Sun, May 23 2004 5:55 PM
"Does it matter if i have different brands?"

It can. Not all ram works together with perfect compatability. There really is no way to tell if two different brands of ram will work ok together. Chances are you won't have a problem if you have quality ram like Mushkin, Corsair, Crucial, Kingston, OCZ and so on, but if you have two types of really cheap, generic ram, you may get a problem. Problems range from not being able to even boot, to various instability problems.

"What would be the best pc2700 i could get? something like corsair?"

It depends if you plan on overclocking your ram. If you already have some quality ram like Corsair XMS, or Kingston Hyper X and you want to overclock, certainly go with high quality ram. Otherwise, ram like Kingston Value is fine, or maybe Crucial(Another good company for decent ram).
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drucifer replied on Tue, May 25 2004 12:35 AM
okay thanks, ya i guess i may need 1 gig since my current 512 is...mosel vilitec?!?!?! crappy arsed P.O.S.
thanks guys!
Intel P4 c @ 2.8ghz
ASUS mobo "P4SD-VX"
ATi Radeon 9800 Pro @ 431/379mhz
2x256 pc2700 DDR
Seagate 120GB HD
Pioneer 4X DVD+/-RW
Powmax Demon case
Powmax 480W PSU
">www.hatr.cjb.net
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It is highly unadvised to mix ram brands because of the obvious reasons. I use this simple logic because it proved true in one case, and when i mix and match battery companies the batteries life cycle is greatly reduced (not that this has anything to do with memory, but it shows compatibility issues are relevant).
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