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    Can I mix memory sticks?

    My motherboard is Asus M2A-VM.
    I currently have the following memory stick in my board... Super Talent STT DDR2-800 PC6400

    I found a couple of sticks in my junk box. They are as follows...
    1) Samsung PC2100U 512mb DDR PC2100
    2) No name...512mb DDR PC3200

    Can I add any of these extra sticks to my pc?
    Last edited by sofasurfer; January 16th, 2012 at 07:40 AM.

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    Re: Can I mix memory sticks?

    As long as they are the same type of ram (ie if they both fit in the slots), you should be able to get it working this way.

    You may not be able to keep the system stable if you cannot find settings where both sticks work properly. It is best to match sticks with similar timings for this reason, however you will probably be able to get it working if you reduce the memory timings from the bios settings. Assuming your bios will let you.

    Your computer will not blow up if it doesnt work, it will simply fail to boot. No sense in not trying.
    Last edited by Wug; January 16th, 2012 at 07:49 AM. Reason: typo

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    Re: Can I mix memory sticks?

    Quote Originally Posted by sofasurfer View Post
    My motherboard is Asus M2A-VM.
    I currently have the following memory stick in my board... Super Talent STT DDR2-800 PC6400

    I found a couple of sticks in my junk box. They are as follows...
    1) Samsung PC2100U 512mb DDR PC2100
    2) No name...512mb DDR PC3200

    Can I add any of these extra sticks to my pc?
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    Re: Can I mix memory sticks?

    Quote Originally Posted by drag0nfur View Post
    As long as they are the same type of ram (ie if they both fit in the slots), you should be able to get it working this way.
    Which ... these are NOT.

    DDR and DDR2 memory have different connectors -- but there are some motherboards out there that can actually take BOTH, very rare, but they do exist.

    Think the OP will find, when they open their case, that these other memory sticks won't fit.
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