Got an eMac that came with one 512 meg 184 pin PC3200 Dimm. Has memory latencies of 3-3-3-8. I now have another 512 meg 184 pin PC3200 Dimm that is rated 3-4-4-8. Intent is to put the 3-4-4-8 Dimm in the machine to give me 1 gig of total memory.
Given that the eMac is not dual channel, should having a 3-3-3-8 Dimm in the first slot and a 3-4-4-8 Dimm in the second slot cause any issues? Or should it be no problem at all?
I have read on various MAC forums that some people have combined these types of Dimms together and they are working, but I’m not sure if it could cause data corruption or anything like that.
Is the worst that could happen that the memory will be just a tad slower in terms of performance? Or is data corruption or something like that possible?
Thanks very much for the help.