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Corsair RAM 5-5-5-12 4-4-4-12 can you mix

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April 18, 2010 8:20:07 PM

Hello,
I have Dell e-510 with dual memory. currently two 512 and two 256. Can I add a 1gb in slot 1 and remove one 256 and still work?

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a b V Motherboard
April 18, 2010 8:29:16 PM

Well, mixing timings isn't ideal, but it should run ok. The motherboard will probably default timings to the higher latency.
a c 292 V Motherboard
April 19, 2010 5:03:53 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

Yeah, U can install it, but will not run in dual channel, the dual channel needs that the amount of RAM on both stick be the same.
April 19, 2010 9:25:32 PM

You need to make sure your Dell system can provide the proper voltage for the memory you are adding. If it cannot provide the proper voltage, then you will not be able to use this memory.
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