RAM question

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  1. WooleyBooger

    WooleyBooger OT Supporter

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    If i have an older Dell desktop pc with 1gb of 3200 DDR2 ram, and the specs say it will accept 4200 DDR2 ram...if i add another 2gb of 4200, will it work?

    IIRC it will work, but all the ram will run at the slower speed...but i need verification. Also, what would be better...3gb running at 3200, or 2gb running at 4200? Is there enough of a difference speed wise to make up for another gb of RAM at a little slower speed?

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  2. .Blackbird

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    It will most likely run at the speed of the 3200.

    I think your better off with the 3gb 3200 rather than 4200 especially if you have windows vista.
     
  3. .Blackbird

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    Also, you best check and make sure the machine can handle 3 gigs.
    Could max out at 2gb. Whats the model? GX280?
     
  4. WooleyBooger

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    Yeah 280 i think...

    According to the website it maxes out at 4gb.
     

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