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September 27, 2009 3:50:30 PM

i have 2 1gb of ocz fatal1ty ram if i add 1 gb of ram made by someone else will it work or not?

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a b B Homebuilt system
September 27, 2009 4:04:50 PM

It should, three things to know. First, all 3 will run at the speed of the slowest ram. Second, watch the voltages if they aren't the same. You don't want to cook one chip to run with the others. Third, adding a 3rd chip will have all 3 run in single channel mode, lowering performance a little.
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September 27, 2009 4:17:30 PM

skora said:
It should, three things to know. First, all 3 will run at the speed of the slowest ram. Second, watch the voltages if they aren't the same. You don't want to cook one chip to run with the others. Third, adding a 3rd chip will have all 3 run in single channel mode, lowering performance a little.


if they run in single channel mode will that lower the performace so much there wont be any point running the 3gb?
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a b B Homebuilt system
September 27, 2009 4:22:23 PM

depend on if your 2gb of ram isn't enough. When the system is tasked, have you checked task manager to see how much physical memory youre acutally using? If you are pegging it against the wall, then yes, more ram will better serve you than the dual channel. If you're not using the 2gb you have, then no point in adding more. 2gb goes a lot further than most people think. If you aren't using all your ram, post all your specs and well see if theres something else holding your system back.
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