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Currently installed memory:

Maximum Memory Capacity: 4096MB
Currently Installed Memory: 1.75GB
Available Memory Slots: 0
Total Memory Slots: 4
Dual Channel Support: Yes
CPU Manufacturer: AuthenticAMD
CPU Family: AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor 3500+ Model 15, Stepping 2
CPU Speed: 2210 MHz

Slot 1)512MB DDR PC3200
Slot 2)512MB DDR PC3200
Slot 3)512MB DDR PC3200
Slot 4)256MB DDR PC2300 *Notice PC2300*-- as seen below, PC2300 or PC3200 is most adviseable.

According to Crucial.com's scan, Each memory slot can hold DDR PC2700 or DDR PC3200 with a maximum of 1GB per slot.*

Ok, heres my beef. I understand that RAM does work most efficiently when ran in pairs(identical) and I also could; for not that much money, max out by filling each slot with 1GB of either PC3200 or PC 3200.

Well, my question(s) start as so.

1. Can using PC2300 as oppossed to the suggested 3200/2700 harm anything? Obviously It boosted me 256 mb regardless. However will this cause the 3200 slots to slow down to 2700? Atleast @ bank 3 and 4?

2.) Is this harmfull? What is the main difference in 2300 as oppossed to 3200 or 2700?

3. Could this cause unwanted actions of my PC? Also perhaps if this is of any significance, slot 1 and 2 are using Corsair DDR PC3200 512 mb. Slot 3 (not sure of the name nevertheless PC3200 @ 512 kb.

4. Yet although my system seems fine and accepts slot 4's 256 mb add on of PC2300 although not suggested.

Bottom line, is this safe? Am I running slower than just removing the fourth slots 256 mb PC2700 since it calls for 3200 or 2300?

Last but not least, Is there a better way of configuring this setup or am I simply slowing myself down using 256 mb of PC2300 on four?
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You are loosing your Dual Channel capabilities and slowing down your ram to the slowest of them.

I personnaly would leave only two PC3200 (same brand) in Dual channel until you can find two other of the same brand and speed to fill the other two slots.
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