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will_s

#1
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 ?
 

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#2
Sell it on Ebay. Then buy two more of the same speed ram.

Mark

"will_s" <losbey@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> 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 ?
>
>
 

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Brian Cryer

#3
"will_s" <losbey@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> 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
certain then:
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
RAM.

Assuming your PC will take it then Vista will benefit from the extra RAM.
--
Brian Cryer
www.cryer.co.uk/brian
 

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Not Me

#4
You don't specify what the RAM speed is, or what the MB is capable of.
IF your system supports a higher speed, it will default to the slowest RAM
installed.
Make sure you set it up properly for the dual channel to work.
There are 4 slots, in groups of 2; Bank 1, slot 1 and 2 and bank 2, slot 1
and 2.
The matching pairs should be put in channel 1, slot 1 and channel 2, slot 1;
and the other matching pair would go in channel 1, slot 2 and channel 2,
slot 2.

"will_s" <losbey@xxxxxx> wrote in message
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> 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 ?
>
>
 

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will_s

#5
"Brian Cryer" <www.cryer.co.uk> wrote in message
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> "will_s" <losbey@xxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:uRv8UWYtIHA.4076@xxxxxx

>> 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
> certain then:
> 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
> RAM.
>
> Assuming your PC will take it then Vista will benefit from the extra RAM.
> --
> Brian Cryer
> www.cryer.co.uk/brian
>
just a quick update......memory in and computer working ok
 

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