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  • 50% (1)
    Replace Patriot with Crucial
  • 50% (1)
    Use both for 8gb
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post #1 of 4
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I have the RAM thats in my sig as of now. I am thinking of ordering another 4gb set of Crucial Ballistix 2x2 DDR2 800mhz. If I do this do you guys think I should...

a)Use both sets of RAM?
b)Replace with Crucial

And honestly do you think there will be much of a performance gain with the lower latencies?
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post #2 of 4
First, shoulded this be in the "Intel Memory" thread

Second, don´t now about mix different brand.

Third, read those threads over at the "Intel Memory" about Crucial and their recent failures.
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post #3 of 4
Mixing brands is fine unless you are messing with timings... Make sure both sets require the same voltages.

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post #4 of 4
If you're doing relaxed timings, and both sets of memory chips can do the same timing at the frequency you specify and at the same voltage, then I see no issues mixing different brands...
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