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Simple RAM Compatibility Question

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  • RAM
  • Compatibility
  • HD
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November 16, 2007 2:51:10 AM

I'm doing HD film editing. I currently have two 1G sticks of RAM. I want to add 2 more Gigs. Is there a problem getting one 2G stick? (Same manufacturer and specs.) Would there be compatibility issues with the two 1G sticks I already have? Thanks for your input.

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November 16, 2007 3:07:32 AM

What is the make and model of your motherboard?
November 16, 2007 3:38:32 AM

My motherboard is the Supermicro X7DA8.
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November 16, 2007 11:43:21 AM

Memory modules installed already?
Type of memory?
Speed of memory?
November 16, 2007 12:40:44 PM

Save yourself a headache dont mix ram.
November 16, 2007 4:52:57 PM

What can happen if i mix ram?

I currently have installed 2 sticks of Kingston KVR667D2D8F5/1G. I have been considering buying a Kingston KVR667D2D8F5/2G.
November 16, 2007 6:44:11 PM

Some of the problems that I have encountered and learned about the hard way are:
1. go to RAM website & make sure it is compatible- Crucial has a good configuator.
2. keep the same speeds and voltages.
3. check for dual channel issues.

I couldn't find a compatibilty checker on the Kingston website.
November 18, 2007 6:06:57 AM

I know that the RAM sticks are compatible with the motherboard from the list on the Supermicro site. Are you saying you were trying to see if the 1G sticks would be compatible with the 2G ones? On the Crucial site, I only saw the typical comparison tool for RAM and motherboards.

How can I check for dual channel issues?

Thanks, guys, for all your help!