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Old February 19, 2011, 12:12 PM
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Question Adding new RAM - timings to match

Thanks in advance for the help folks! I am thinking of adding some more RAM to my system. I understand that I should, if at all possible, get the same speed (e.g. PC2-6400) but what about the timings? Is it necessary to match them as well? I am not overclocking or anything like that, just gaming, surfing, the usual.


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Old February 19, 2011, 12:35 PM
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load bios defaults before and after adding the ram. now the only thing would be if the new one requires higher voltage, so set it before.

timings will be adjusted automatically, unless you have set yours previously manually.
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Old February 19, 2011, 12:41 PM
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YES, try to get the same timings if possible BUT don't go out of your way to do so. the computer should default to the highest timings.
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