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    Another RAM Question

    I am rebuilding a desktop with extra parts. I have these sticks of DDR2 Ram

    Corsair CM2X2048 6400C5 1.90V ver3.1 timing 5-5-5-18 (2 sticks)

    Muskin 991523 1.9-2.1V XP2-6400 timings 4-4-3-10

    Can I mix these sticks - i.e., put the two Corsairs in the primary slots and then two of the Muskin in the other two for a total of 6GB?

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    Re: Another RAM Question

    Quote Originally Posted by rpbrown View Post
    I am rebuilding a desktop with extra parts. I have these sticks of DDR2 Ram

    Corsair CM2X2048 6400C5 1.90V ver3.1 timing 5-5-5-18 (2 sticks)

    Muskin 991523 1.9-2.1V XP2-6400 timings 4-4-3-10

    Can I mix these sticks - i.e., put the two Corsairs in the primary slots and then two of the Muskin in the other two for a total of 6GB?

    rpbrown88@comcast.net

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    I believe you can, though everything will default to the lowest common denominator in terms of speed. If you have the sticks on hand, then theres really no harm in trying. Mixing stick sizes and speeds used to always be a bad idea, but memory controllers have gotten so much better than you've got a decent chance of it working


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    Re: Another RAM Question

    thanks for the info. I did try it and no go but it runs well anyway
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    Asus Striker II Formula 780i SLI Chipset
    (Quad-Core)Intel Core2 Extreme QX9650 @ 3.90GHz
    Asetek Liquid CPU Cooling System
    Dell UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC
    Dell UltraSharp 3008WFP-HC
    Thermaltake ToughPower 1,200 Watt Power Supply
    8GB (4X2GB) Mushkin XP2-6400/800 DDR2
    2 X EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GX2 9800 SLI
    G.SKILL Phoenix Pro 120 SSD
    WD 300GB VelociRaptor
    2 X 750GB SATA-II 3.0Gb/s 7200RPM 16MB CACHE HD
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    Re: Another RAM Question

    Quote Originally Posted by rpbrown View Post
    thanks for the info. I did try it and no go but it runs well anyway
    yea, 4GB of ram is good enough for most things anyway. I guess your mem controller just doesn't like the size mismatch. I know my laptop runs a 4GB and a 2GB DIMM together though


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