Re: Does it matter if i have different types of RAM.

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Joined: 06/19/2010
Posts: 1

I only have 1 GB of RAM currently in my system and i wanted to get some more(about 4 more gigs). Do i have to get the same speed and brand or does that matter.

dustyschaffner's picture
Joined: 06/02/2009
Posts: 334

just the same type (DDR2) but its a better idea just to replace that one gig with the 4 gig not add to it, mixed ram can cause probs

Salavat23's picture
Joined: 10/17/2007
Posts: 72

It doesn't really matter. In almost all cases, it doesn't cause any problems.

You don't have to pick the same speed of ram either. It will automatically run at the lowest speed of ram in your configuration.