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post #1 of 12
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ok so i wanted to pick up a 2x1 GB of RAM but i dont quite have the money. so what i was wondering is if everything would run ok if i picked up a 1 Gig stick & just replaced one of my 512mb sticks with it, so i would have 1.5 gigs of ram. 1 gig stick and 1 512mb stick... would everything run/boot fine?

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post #2 of 12
Yes everything will run just fine mate.
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post #4 of 12
i dont see why not of course without that other 512mb's itl load slower and if the 512 ram is slower that the 1gb one it will hold your computer back from meeting its full potential.
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If the 512mb Stick runs at a lower speed at stock it will drag down the speeds of your other RAM yes.
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The problem with getting 2 different sized of ram, is your OCing will suffer. Thats the only disadvantage, other then that your fine. But if you want max OC, get a matched set of ram.
    
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You might suffer instability too, depending on how picky your board is with RAM

I don't believe it will run dual channel either - if I were you I'd sell your current RAM and use the money to buy even better stuff
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I was running a stick of 1GB @ 400Mhz and 256MB @ 400Mhz, never had a problem with it. I didn't overclock at the time but, meh, RAM is RAM.

If you happen to put a DDR133 and a DDR400 together it'll try to run the 400Mhz at 133Mhz. Mismatched voltages is also a problem with some Mobo's
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Can't run dual channel with mixed ram
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Originally Posted by prosser13 View Post
You might suffer instability too, depending on how picky your board is with RAM

I don't believe it will run dual channel either - if I were you I'd sell your current RAM and use the money to buy even better stuff
I dont see why in the hell you would suffer instability.
    
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