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Mixing ddr2 single sided and ddr2 double sided

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November 7, 2009 10:20:03 PM

hi..

is there any problem if i mix the single sided ram to double sided ram? but they are same in brand,voltage,timing,frequency... tnx

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a c 81 } Memory
November 8, 2009 12:15:10 AM

It shouldn't be a problem, but what RAM and how many modules?
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November 8, 2009 1:03:47 AM

GhislainG said:
It shouldn't be a problem, but what RAM and how many modules?



i have 1 kingston ddr2 512mb 533mhz single sided.. and i have 1 new kingston 1gig ddr2 533mhz double sided.. i didn't notice that the new one is double sided.. i have only two dimm sockets. is there any problem if i mix them?
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a c 81 } Memory
November 8, 2009 1:11:36 AM

Add the new module. Nothing bad can happen.
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November 8, 2009 7:53:14 AM

GhislainG said:
Add the new module. Nothing bad can happen.



tnx alot.. very big help
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November 8, 2009 7:21:12 PM

well if it doesnt mix (timings etc) it can cause corruptions - wouldnt call "nothing bad can happen" "best answer"

rams golden rules - most matched, and least ammount of sticks

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a c 81 } Memory
November 8, 2009 8:09:01 PM

apache_lives said:
well if it doesnt mix (timings etc) it can cause corruptions - wouldnt call "nothing bad can happen" "best answer"

rams golden rules - most matched, and least ammount of sticks
The modules are identical, except for the number of chips on them and they run at 533 MHz; it isn't like if the OP was using modules with high voltage and aggressive timings. Given the info that was provided, nothing bad can happen.
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November 8, 2009 10:58:31 PM

i have only two modules same brand, size, voltage, timing, but the difference is the chips. the 1'st one is double sided and the 2nd is single sided.
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a c 81 } Memory
November 8, 2009 11:07:20 PM

If it works, don't worry about it. Bad things can happen when using overclocked memory that requires a lot of voltage, e.g., 2.3V instead of 1.8V, etc. I've never seen issues with DDR2-533. However DDR2-1066 often causes issues, particularly when using 4 modules.
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