Using different ramsimultaneuosly on same motherboards

December 6, 2012 at 23:53:41
Specs: Windows XP, 266
CAN I use ddr 266 RAM with ddr 333 RAM ON SAME MOTHERBOARD??

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#1
December 7, 2012 at 00:08:08
Sometimes, yes. It depends on how fussy the motherboard is and how good quality the RAM is. The only way you can know is to try it.. Note that you need to make sure your motherboard can definitely take both types of RAM (Check the manual or the manufacturer's website), and also note that the system will only run at the speed of the slowest RAM.

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#2
December 7, 2012 at 05:17:54
It would help to know the size of the RAM sticks & which CPU you have. Since you're running XP, there's little point in having more than 3GB. Also, if you pair up slower RAM with faster RAM, all RAM will run at the speed of the slowest. In other words, DDR333 + DDR266 = DDR266.

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