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Could i install 2GB ram and 4GB ram on the same mobo???

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September 20, 2009 11:00:45 PM

could i have 2GB and a 4GB on the same mobo i heard id have to use the same brand and capacity,please help
a c 81 } Memory
September 21, 2009 12:21:31 AM

Yes, but you shouldn't expect them to work flawlessly if they don't have the same specs (other than the size). What are the part numbers of your kits?
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September 21, 2009 12:26:50 AM

thier not kits they are single modules,the 2GB and the 4GB are SODIMM's at 1066MHz
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a c 81 } Memory
September 21, 2009 12:33:24 AM

Is this for a laptop or a desktop? Don't you have a manufacturer/part number? 1066 MHz and PC2-8500 are the same speed.
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a b } Memory
September 21, 2009 12:35:38 AM

Most motherboards will allow you to mix memory sizes, as long as you keep the corresponding DIMMs in each memory channel the same size. For example if you have a motherboard with a two-channel memory controller, you could have two 4GB DIMMs and 2GB DIMMs, but not 1 of one type and 3 of the other.

But it does vary by motherboard, so you really need to consult your manual.
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September 21, 2009 12:36:59 AM

sorry,its for a laptop and 2GB is SODIMMM 1066MHz and the 4GB is a PC2-8500 at 1066MHz
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a c 81 } Memory
September 21, 2009 12:38:10 AM

It should work as long as the laptop supports 4 GB modules.
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September 21, 2009 12:41:39 AM

it will support up to 2x4 @ 1066MHz
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a c 81 } Memory
September 21, 2009 12:45:58 AM

Just make sure that it will support modules of a different size.
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a c 81 } Memory
September 21, 2009 12:53:21 AM

Then you'll have to find out by yourself...
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