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RAM Support I have a DDR 256MB PC266 RAM attached to my board, I got a 128 MB PC333, is it possible for me to have both in one board?? Tried it once it was working but I might bust my board.. Thanks...

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  • baju abad Jul 30, 2007

    hi, thanks for your reply, so what would be my total speed?? 128+256= 384 minus the shared memory?? I'm sorry didn't get what you mean by "it always runs on the slowest speed. Do you mean the 266 Mhz processing speed?? Thanks...

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If it works there is no problem, as the system would not boot up, but your memory will run at the slower of the two speeds, which will be PC266 and not PC333, as the faster speed ram is backward compatable because it always runs on the slowest speed.

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    andrew pester Jul 30, 2007

    Yes your total ram will be 384mb, but the speed will be DDR pc266 as this is the slower of the two peices of ram, or the old equivelant to pc133

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