Thread: Can You Mix RAM?
December 15th, 2001, 09:25 PM #1
Can You Mix RAM?
I want to install some more memory in one of our computers which currently has PC100. I want to buy PC133 and my thinking is that it will work but just at the PC100 rate. Is this correct? Also will there be a greater possibility of conflict if all 3 sticks are from different manufacturers? Motherboard is an ABIT BX6 ver.2
December 15th, 2001, 09:30 PM #2
Usually this is OK
Where I've noticed the most problems is when folks use el-cheapo memory and try to mix different mfg's
Someone mentioned that high density memory sometimes don't work well with standard, you can't tell by looking either. Single sided is the only one that is easily identified AFAIK.
Get some good quality, Crucial or Kingston and you ought to be ok
I've noticed that 128mb RAM is barely enough to even surf.
When burning CD's even 512mb is not enough and I get into the swap file about 20-40mb
December 15th, 2001, 09:32 PM #3
Yes you are correct the PC133 ram will just run at 100 MHz.
There is a small chance of conflict with 3 different manufacturers, but I have 3 different ram companies in my computer and it works fine. So you should have no problems.
December 15th, 2001, 09:34 PM #4
Thanks for the input. I was going to get Crucial. The machine has 128 now and I do think that an extra 128 makes a nice difference.
December 15th, 2001, 09:46 PM #5
Yes, having 256 Meg or more of RAM is nice expecialy in Win2K/XP.
December 15th, 2001, 09:59 PM #6
The only ram I had problems with was when I tried to mix PC66 and PC100 RAM together on some PCs.
December 15th, 2001, 10:42 PM #7
Yeah the pc133 will work, my dad has pc133 in his pc that should have pc133.
December 15th, 2001, 11:53 PM #8
I ran into openGl errors when I mixed crucial 133 with kingston 100 - but only in Quake2.
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