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would these 2 sticks of ram work together??

by cv4stm / October 9, 2005 11:48 PM PDT

Hi, right now I have this RAM in my comp:
http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?logon=&langid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10047706&catid=10486
(Kingston 512 MB PC3200 RAM)

now, if I put this in:
http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/proddetail.asp?sku_id=0665000FS10063348&catid=10486&logon=&langid=EN
(Azen 1 GB PC3200 RAM)

would those 2 work together right since they are both PC3200 even though they are different brands??

Also, what would be better. The 1.5 GB with 1 GB of the no-name Azen RAM or 1 GB of Kingston ram??

please help.:)

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Neither stick's info gives
by Ray Harinec / October 9, 2005 11:57 PM PDT

the CAS/CL. They should work if they are both the same CAS/CL or you are set to "By SPD" in the BIOS, or you have set the CAS/CL to the slower of the two [the higher number].

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My reply was based on the
by Ray Harinec / October 9, 2005 11:58 PM PDT

possibly bad assumption that you were not going to use them in Dual Channel memory mode.

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ok, some more info,
by cv4stm / October 10, 2005 11:36 AM PDT

I currently have:

-Athlon XP 2200+
-Geforce 5200 Ultra
-512 MB PC3200 RAM (non dual channel)

In the near future, I will have:

-Athlon 64 3200+
-Geforce 6600GT in SLi or 6800 GT
-1.5 GB of PC 3200 RAM (without wat I am buying)

so, I am asking should I buy a 1 GB stick of on name brand and have 2.5 GB of RAM or go with a Kingston 512 MB RAM and have 2 GB of good quality RAM?

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If the new system is a socket 939
by Ray Harinec / October 10, 2005 11:43 AM PDT
In reply to: ok, some more info,

type, it will support Dual Channel, and using dual channel is the only way to supply the total memory bandwidth that the CPU can handle.

Thus for that I would buy so called "matched" pairs. Most memory mfrs sell pairs for a fwew bucks less than if you buy two of the same model sticks separately.

IMHO, not using Dual Channel is unwise when it is available.

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Also, even the big name memory mfr's
by Ray Harinec / October 10, 2005 11:46 AM PDT
In reply to: ok, some more info,

make various grades of memory. The value models are usually CAS 3, sometimes CAS 2.5, and the higher priced may be 2.0 or 1.5.


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