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#1 11 years ago

Hi everyone, a little while back I made a thread about buying RAM, but something else has come up so here goes. In my last thread I was going to buy some more RAM but a few days after that I was given a broken computer. The computer has two 256 sticks and so does my computer. Only until today when I was blowing out my computer did I find that I might have four rails for RAM. I'm not sure if I can put the RAM from the other computer into mine, but still I don't know because both computers did have two sticks of 256, so it might work if I put the old computer's RAM sticks into mine. This is the picture of the RAM slots in my computer.ramgv0.th.jpg As you can see in the picture, both of the sticks that are in my computer are in a blue sort of base and the other two are black. Does that make a difference? I took the specs of the RAM sticks from my computer and the broken one's. The RAM sticks from my computer are: 256 MB, DDR 333. And the specs from the broken computer's: 256 MB, DDR 266 MHz. The sticks of RAM from my computer and the broken computer's are made by different companies. Will they work if I put them in the extra to rails if those rails are for RAM? I know this may be confusing but the community of FileFront have yet to let me down. Thanks.




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#2 11 years ago

They are colored like that so you know which slots to put matching sticks in for dual channel.

Putting the other ram in should work, but it will bring all your ram down to DDR266.




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#3 11 years ago
Apollo75;3741418 Putting the other ram in should work, but it will bring all your ram down to DDR266.

What would that mean? Would it make my RAM slower? And would it make much of a difference in speed?




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#4 11 years ago

It would mean that all your ram would be clocked at DDR266 instead of DDR333. But you would also have more ram then, the actual ram speed would be a little slower, but you would have double the amount.

Try it and run some games or benchmarks and see how it does.




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#5 11 years ago

I would recommend that you don't put in the RAM of your older computer into the computer that your talking about. I would look for some RAM that is DDR333 so that all your memory stays at the same clock speed.




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#6 11 years ago

Ok if I take my old computer's RAM out will the speed of my original RAM go up again? I think I'm gonna put the RAM in only until I get a decent budget to buy new RAM.




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#7 11 years ago

The speed should go back up. If it doesn't, go into the BIOS and change it back to 333MHz or whatever your original speed was. You can also try that on the old computers RAM but I'm not sure if the older RAM can handle the strain of having to run at a higher speed. Try it. If your computer becomes unstable it should reboot and reset the settings back to its state that it was before you changed it. I can't see why your computer would be come unstable.




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#8 11 years ago
GateCrusher420I would recommend that you don't put in the RAM of your older computer into the computer that your talking about.

Why not? It will run at 266, but he will have double the amount of ram for free (as he said the PC was given to him). Having double the ram with lower clock speeds is going to be better at least temporarly.

Ok if I take my old computer's RAM out will the speed of my original RAM go up again?

Yes.




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#9 11 years ago

Hi guys, just to give you an update on what happened. I put the RAM in and it works great for free stuff. In Counter-Strike: Source I gained about 20 fps! Thanks for all the help!




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#10 11 years ago

Sounds good! Have fun with it!!




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