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i have a 256 ram right now in one slot... so im wondering if i should get another 256 ? i heard that it will be faster if both are the same like 256 and 256 or 512 and 512... and the effect will be bad if one is at 256 and the other is at 512... is that true? so should i just get another 512?

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i heard that it will be faster if both are the same

Depends on your motherboard. Do you know the make and model?
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i got the name of the motherboard through this receipt i have, supposing its should be the same...

amd duron 2200 pro cpu/motherboard

theres such a motherboard ya? =p
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That doesn't help too much. Let's try this:
http://www.belarc.co...e_download.html

Paste the results. :tazz:
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1.20 gigahertz AMD Athlon XP
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: MATSONIC MS8158EC 7.2
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ST340810A [Hard drive] (40.02 GB) -- drive 0, s/n 3EX0NKRR, rev 3.60, SMART Status: Healthy 256 Megabytes Installed Memory



Slot '0' is Empty
Slot '1' has 256 MB
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btw, since im at this, any recommendations for updates? right now im trying to reduce the lag when im playing the game diablo 2... i normally open up to 8 clients for it, and it lags... i believe my graphic card should not be a problem?

and also, if a 256-512 combination does clash, wad exactly will happen? one of them will get burned?

thx =)
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This mobo uses the VIA KM266 chipset. This means there is no dual-channel mode, and no advantage to using paired memory sticks. You can add 256, 512, or any combination of memory you want. :tazz:
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oh, that means that it wont crash or wadever? i might refer u to another website in a pm.. just to clarify things up =) just wondering if hes probably wrong...
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Shouldn't cause any trouble. As always, use quality RAM. :tazz:
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oic ok thx... hmm, quality ram? shouldnt the type of ram be fixed by the motherboard im using? how else can i ensure that its of a good quality...
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how else can i ensure that its of a good quality...

Don't buy the cheapest RAM you can find. ;) Stick with brand names, from reputable sources. :tazz:
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hmm, but they are mostly in the same region... 150-180 bucks for a 512 ram... since im gonna go to this centre where theres hundreds of shop selling rams...

btw, is there anything that i need to let the seller know regarding which type of ram i should purchase?

or do i just need to tell him 512 ddr ram for pc2700 ? do i need to let him know the motherboard im using as well?

thx =)
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do i just need to tell him 512 ddr ram for pc2700 ?

That's all they need to know. :tazz:
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oic, its resolved then, thx :tazz:
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