Alright, so, a few days ago I bought some Crucial 2 GB sticks and I ended up returning them due to overall incompatibility (even though Crucial "guaranteed" they were), and now I'm getting some Corsairs.
The current memory I have is 2x1 GB. The exact RAM can be found here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The current RAM I'm looking at getting is this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
The reason I'm thinking of those is because its on my mobo's QVL; which can be found here: http://www.asus.com/999/download/products/2164/2164_10....
Would the two different speeds be an issue?
Could I happily mix my current 2 gigs and the Dominator's 4, and everything will be fine and dandy?
If not; what other option on that QVL can I pick that will have the same results as the XMS+Dominator? (6 GB total, and preferably Corsair)
1GB 800 4-4-4-12 @ 2.1v
2GB 800 5-5-5-18 @ 1.8v
XGB 800 5-5-5-18 @ 2.0v <= You have 3 bad things: CAS Timings, Voltage and Size differences which do NOT work well together. Therefore, you're NOT Solved - you're instead 'creating' a Problem.
I'm looking at the status for all four slots right now, and they all show to have the same memory type DDR2 (PC2-6400), speed (400 mhz DDR2 800), supported frequencies (270.3 mhz, 400 mhz) and the same timings (5-5-5-18-22 at 400 mhz, at 1.8 volts).
So what's the problem? All the difference is the 1 GB vs 2 GB. How's that a problem?
My mobo says I can mix sizes no problem.
I'm not even using the 2 1 GB's right now as my OS is 32 bit. That's only temporary though, as I still have to buy Windows 7 64 bit.