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    Mixing DDR ram brands

    I currently have 512mb DDR400 twinmos ram installed & im looking to add another 512mb but having difficulty finding some more Twinmos, would it be safe to use ram from another company or will they conflict ?

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    *edit* i would still be using DDR400
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    Provided you stay way from "no name" brands, you should be fine.
    In rare cases, incompatibilities do happen, although BIOS updates often fix them.
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    thanks, the ram i was looking at was ADATA....ive never heard of this brand, should i try a better known brand ?

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    ADATA is fairly good RAM on its own, but ive never mixed it with others, so i cant comment on that.
    Have you looked at www.crucial.com/uk ?
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    If I was you, i'd try and find the exact same model Twinmos you already have, you will then be able to run in dual-channel mode, which (in my case) is a fairly large boost in memory performance. (if you have a dual channel motherboard that is )
    To err is human. To really foul things up ... you need a computer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yamangman
    If I was you, i'd try and find the exact same model Twinmos you already have, you will then be able to run in dual-channel mode, which (in my case) is a fairly large boost in memory performance. (if you have a dual channel motherboard that is )
    You dont need the same model.
    You dont need the same brand.
    You dont even need the same size.

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    Good to here

    If i buy 512mb 3200 crucial then i shouldn't (in theory) have any problems running it with my 2*256 then winbond should i. Hope not because another stick of winbond will cost be £30 more which is a bit steep compared to crucials £61 delivered.

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    I run duel channel with one stick of Corsair and one stick of Kingmax, both 3200 and 512mb. works fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iMc
    I run duel channel with one stick of Corsair and one stick of Kingmax, both 3200 and 512mb. works fine.
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