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can i install both pc3200 and pc3200u at the same time?

by meta_angel / July 17, 2008 3:42 PM PDT

i already have a 512mb pc3200 in my pc then i bought a 512mb pc3200u thinking its a pc3200, when i install both at the same time, only 512mb was detected, is pc3200 and pc3200u not compatible?

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by Willy / July 17, 2008 5:57 PM PDT

Apparently not. You gave little to go on. Review your manual, if there's one item they cover well, is the type and class of ram required. -OR- visit their support website for these same details. Don't quibble, return the ram for proper replacement.

tada -----Willy Happy

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by meta_angel / July 21, 2008 3:43 PM PDT
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thank you for replying...

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It's never assured. Here's a few reasons why.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 17, 2008 8:53 PM PDT

Each stick may want a different voltage. Each stick (type) may need some different speed of clocking or other paging of the burst mode. If the BIOS can't supply these needs then at best you get what you see happening. There's a lesson here. 1) Check your manual. 2) Use same memory when upgrading (or replace all.) and 3) see if a BIOS update notes memory controller changes.

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