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Hey, I just recently got two new 1GB OCZ ram, and plugged them in, they seem to work fine and it now reads as 3GB ram, as I had two lots of 512 previously. The problem is the two different types have very different frequencies and such, so I was wondering what I should do to acheive maximum performance. Keep the old two in aswell as the new ones, or just have the new ones? change voltages or timings?

Here are the statistics:


Slot 2 is the same as slot 1, slot 4 is the same as slot 3. It shows different frequencies (266,333,400) how do I know which one it is operating at? What does changing the timings do?

Please someone give some ideas on what alterations I should do to make the RAM work to its best potential, Thanks!
    
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id use just the new ones
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To achieve max performance just use the 2x1 GB OCZ. They can run Faster yielding better performance and will give you higher bandwidth while running as dual channel. Mixing RAM could cause system instability.
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I'll use the new one. What happens that the new ram will down clock to the old rams mhz. So if you decide to oc. The old ones will hold you back.
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Im with the rest ^^^

between 2gb and 3gb isnt much of a difference anyways, if a difference at all! I am running 4gb and no difference between 2gb.

Put those OCZ in dual channel and let em rip!!!
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Sweet guys, tanks for the replies! Should I do anything with the timings, is there anything else I need to do? SO i sould take out the old ones from slot 1&2 and put the new ones in there? Dual-channel is automatic?
    
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post #7 of 8
check CPU-Z if you arent sure if dual channel is enabled. Click the memory tab.

As far as timings, CPU-Z will also tell you that too. If not automatic, set them to whatever your ram is rated for...
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For dual channel put the 2 RAMs in same color RAM slot.
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