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Old September 26, 2007, 05:21 PM
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In my rig I have 2 GB of Kingston of Ram. 1 stick is DDR 2 533Mhz, the other is DDR 2 667 Mhz. So my question is, What kind of problems could this cause being that the 667 stick is clocking down to 533?? Obviously if they were both 667 sticks I would have better performance, but they are both running at 533. Am I going to run into problems while gaming or other memory intensive things? I want to get new Ram when I can afford it, but I am trying to find out what kind of issues a person can have while having two sticks at difference speeds. I need to know all the problems that could happen, I am building an argument for my wife. She has to know why it is soo important to have two Ram sticks that are the same speed?? Thanx people.
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Old September 26, 2007, 05:23 PM
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In my rig I have 2 GB of Kingston of Ram. 1 stick is DDR 2 533Mhz, the other is DDR 2 667 Mhz. So my question is, What kind of problems could this cause being that the 667 stick is clocking down to 533?? Obviously if they were both 667 sticks I would have better performance, but they are both running at 533. Am I going to run into problems while gaming or other memory intensive things? I want to get new Ram when I can afford it, but I am trying to find out what kind of issues a person can have while having two sticks at difference speeds. I need to know all the problems that could happen, I am building an argument for my wife. She has to know why it is soo important to have two Ram sticks that are the same speed?? Thanx people.
Mixing memory can cause memory instability issues at the most other than that not a lot.

But instable memory = bad
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Old September 26, 2007, 05:25 PM
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I am trying to find out what kind of issues a person can have while having two sticks at difference speeds.
The two sticks will not be running at different speeds, they will both run at what you set.

Where you might run into problems is if the motherboard reads the 667 stick and tries to run both sticks at that speed. In that case, depending on how much headroom you have for OC on the slower ram, it may or may not boot.

Without a doubt you'll be taking a performance hit by running at the slower speed, and there is an off chance that the advanced timings between two unmatched memory sticks will not be compatable.
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Thanx for help. But I have a new post which I need a answer ASAP. It is also Ram related.
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