"will_s" <losbey@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> Had some Corsair memory ( 2x1024 dual channel ) that failed so brought
> some Geil ( 2x1024 dual channel ) . When I recieved the replacment Corsair
> I put it back in and no problems .Now was wondering if I would see any
> benifit by putting all 4 sticks in the computer ? I would assume that the
> Corsair Ram setting would default back to the slower Geil Ram settings
> ( the PC ran quite good why I had the Geil memory in )
> Basically I dont want to stuff the computer up but I have the Geil Ram
> laying around doing nothing.
> Suggestions ?
Try it and see. If you have two different speeds then I would expect the
bios to fall back to the slower - but try it and see. If it doesn't like it
then try swapping the order, it may be necessary to have the slower RAM in
slot A (one of my PCs only worked that way).
Whether it boots up is probably an adequate check, but if you want to be
a. turn on the full memory check in the bios - this may be disabling the
quick boot or equivalent.
b. download a memory checker that will run in windows (sorry don't have any
recommendations, but I do recall there used to be a few free ones)
if everything seems fine then great. Any problems and wip out the slower
Assuming your PC will take it then Vista will benefit from the extra RAM.
Brian Cryer www.cryer.co.uk/brian