Nikorr is right, mixing RAM can cause issues, but most of the time it works just fine. Take note that in addition to different timings and latencies that will cause all of the sticks to downclock to the lowest common denominator, it will not run as efficiently as it will likely disable dual-channel if you only have one stick in the other channel instead of two.
I've ran into this issue before where you have a 2 sticks in dual channel then add 1 more stick in one of the other slots and it disables dual-channel altogether, thus giving you higher capacity, but reduced throughput.
So do you need a greater capacity or better throughput (speed)?
Can u reset the BIOS? Reset the CMOS memory the right way as is described in the motherboard manual using the clear CMOS link with the power cord unplugged.
And when the battery is out, press the power button to discharge all the electricity from the system. How To Clear CMOS @ http://pcsupport.about.com/od/fixtheproblem/tp/clearcmo...
August 10, 2012 3:21:51 PM
Ah, all's looking good then, I'll be buying the RAM! Thank you for the help!