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Does it matter if my rams are different speeds

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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 23, 2009 9:48:02 PM

i just installed a new gtx260 gpu, 4bg ram,500gb sata HD,750w power supply and sometimes when playing games all of a sudden the screen goes blank and it says (no signal) and the cpu fan speeds up?
i then have to restart the pc.i have installed all drivers and the only one issue i can think of is my ram are not the same speeds one is 555 and the other is 666 i think. but i cant see this being the problem,
if anyone has had a simular problem please advise?
thank you

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December 23, 2009 10:11:45 PM

RAM should run at the speed of the slowest stick so mismatched speeds are generally not an issue.
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December 23, 2009 10:22:57 PM

Yes. Set your memory speed to the slowest stick. Then, if you still have problems, increase the RAM volt .1 volts. If you still have problems, drop the timings some more - go from 5-5-5-15 to 6-6-6-18 for example.

If you STILL have problems, buy some matching memory.
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December 24, 2009 12:53:24 AM

Dont use rams with different speeds,Use the ram with higher speed!
December 27, 2009 1:06:37 PM

Aneesh@4GHz said:
Dont use rams with different speeds,Use the ram with higher speed!

Alot of the time more RAM running slightly slower is better then less RAM running slightly faster.
April 2, 2010 3:49:06 PM

IK NOT A PRO IT THIS but with very spendy trials i have made my mind up to do what it calls for run natching speed ram dont make the pc try to figure out any more then it has to