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Can I mix 266 and 400 DDR Memory?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MarkW, Dec 17, 2003.

  1. MarkW

    MarkW Guest

    I have two 512 meg DDR Memory Modules. They are both 512 meg as
    mentioned and PC3200. The thing is the new one I just bought was a
    400 (What does this number mean, is it speed)? and the other seems to
    be a 266 going by the label on the module. I want to put these both in
    a new system I'm building but I'm concerned if they will work
    properly. Will it slow my system down or cause any reliability
    problems? If so maybe I'm better off with just the 512meg 400 or
    either upgrading the other to a 400.
    MarkW, Dec 17, 2003
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  2. MarkW

    MarkW Guest

    I wanted to add this, if it is true that the 400 is faster but they
    both work together would it help if I maybe put the 400 in the first
    memory slot so that the system uses that first and not the 2nd module
    as much?
    MarkW, Dec 17, 2003
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  3. MarkW

    hamza Guest

    hey hamza
    so you want to put both of those rams togather they should work
    i dont see any thing wrong with it and yah as you said but the 400 one
    in the first slot so the computer access it first.
    goodluck man
    hamza, Dec 18, 2003
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    JMR Guest

    It's going to run at the 266 bus speed though.
    JMR, Dec 18, 2003
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