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Old Jul 15, 2003, 10:40 PM
mynameis? mynameis? is offline
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Default can you use 2 different brand ddr ram at same time?

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I currently have kingston 2100 ddr ram in my computer. Can I add a stick of Crucial 2100 ddr ram along with the Kingston. Or does all ddr ram have to be the same brand. Thanks.
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Old Jul 15, 2003, 11:01 PM
heatbball heatbball is offline
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yes, u can use differnet brands though it isnt reccomended

you should be fine however as you are using good branded ram
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Old Jul 16, 2003, 03:23 PM
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Also, if your mobo supports the Duel Channel option, then make sure you definately use the same brands and sizes of DDR (that is if you plan to use this option).
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Old Jul 16, 2003, 03:25 PM
Van Nugent Van Nugent is offline
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Yep, smeggin is correct. He's just 1 sec faster than I was to say so.
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Old Jul 16, 2003, 04:37 PM
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There are quite a lot of online stores that provided paired RAM sticks so you can save money.
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Old Jul 16, 2003, 06:03 PM
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Only issue I've run across with ddr sticks is make sure they are the same CAS latency. If you use brand names though you won't get any problems cause they all run at 3.
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