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Mixing RAM size

Discussion in 'Computer Components' started by Taz, Apr 21, 2004.

  1. Taz

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    Hi all,

    I have 3 RAM slots on my mobo (Asus A7V8X) currently with 3 x 256 pc2100 modules in. Last night I removed one 256 and replaced it with a 512mb module thus giving me 1Gb 2 x 256 & 1 x 512 This seemed to make the PC unhappy crashing out of explorer and various other weired stuff but it did run various programmes & games.

    The 512 is brand new and tested so no probs there. Is it a problem mixing RAM sizes???

    CPU is an athlon 2.2+ running XP pro.


    Cheers.
     
  2. robjohn

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    is the 512 in the first slot? is it the same speed ie 166mghz etc…

    have you tried the 512 on its own?
     
  3. Taz

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    The 512 was in slot 3, I didn't try the 512 on its own.
     
  4. Underscore

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    FWIW, I'm running an A7V8X with one 512 stick and one 256 - both are PC2700 and the 512 is in slot 1 - and it works just fine. I believe that the bigger stick has to be in in slot 1 for it to work, though.

    HTH,

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  5. Taz

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    Thanks for that :)
     

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