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SteveI 31st March, 2003 04:25 AM

mismatching for dual DDR
Just curious...
I realize that good advice is to use identical sticks to run dual mode... but if you've got sticks lying around...

Can you run 2 totally different sticks dual? a stick of 512 XMS3200 and 512 pc2700(kingston)..
Both run 195 with fast timings without breaking a sweat independently.

dod 31st March, 2003 08:41 AM

I've been running 2 different sticks for a while now.
1X 256 Corsair XMS3200 C2.5 and 1X256 Corsair XMS 3500 C2.
Running at about 190 4-2-2-2
Perhaps not totally different, but still different.

Holst 31st March, 2003 09:34 AM

I ran corsair 3200 (samsung chips) and twinmos winbond 3200 at 195fsb for quite a whyle without problems.

The Corsair would only run 195 as a single stick.

now I have two twinmos im at 227...

Aedan 31st March, 2003 12:08 PM

You can run mismatched sticks. However, occasionally you might find that there are some sticks that just don't like each other! Either will run fine on their own, but put them together, and no go. Hence, the recommendation to run two sticks with identical specs/manufacturer. :)


SteveI 1st April, 2003 01:32 AM

Fair 'nuff.

I'm really tempted to upgrade mobos... my AT7 has every bell and whistle.. usb2, firewire, 5.1 sound, built in lan, 4 channel raid....

Still... with new cpus, having upper multipliers at my finger tips for serious oc's and improving memory bandwidth are starting to sound good... I may have to start digging through my closet again to find my old firewire card, and pci ata100 card...

Thanks guys.... not sure which way to go yet... I really should try not to spend $$ for a while. :(

Aedan 1st April, 2003 10:51 AM

Don't spend any $$$ for the moment - wait six months (or longer!). You'll get much better gear that way.

Who knows, we might be seeing DDR533 by then!


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