[QUOTE=getit29;2550136]Yep that is another good posibilty mixing Ram speeds say he had 1333 in there and added in a stick
of 800 then it would only run as fast as the slowest stick which would be the 800 instead of 1333.
@arapheon as coolcolors said we need to know more info like mobo make what type and speed your 2
sticks of Ram is and what speed the 2Gb stick is so we can try and help you. [/QUOTE]
Like a customers computer that I just pulled two 512mb sticks out of with NO loss of performance… and actually a slight gain!
Why? because the two remaining sticks are OEM DDR2 PC2-5300,
the two I pulled? DDR2 PC2-3200… the computer runs at the speed
of the slowest RAM and 3gb@400Mhz is actually slightly lower in performance than 2Gb@667Mhz
they THOUGHT that just because they had more RAM that it would be better… Not quite:)
When I give it back to them it’ll be fully populated with matched
Also running RAM that’s faster than what the MoBo can use is pretty
much a waste…
Then again I just installed a pair of PC2-5300 RAM into an older notebook that’s only designed for PC2-4200… because the RAM used was takeouts from another (newer & faster) notebook the RAM you have is better than the RAM you’d have to spend $40 on