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Low or high density ram or both?

Sorry to disturb you, but anybody i know can answer my question about my motherboard and no notices are in the user guide that came with it.. Here is the problem. My motherboard is a p4v533-mx, and it came with a 512 mb DDR 184 Pin 333Mhz, Non ECC, UnBuffered , Non Parity, low density. Now i bought a 1 gb new card to increase my memory, but in the guide there is not it must be low density, so the one i got is 1 gb DDR 184 Pin 266Mhz, Non ECC, UnBuffered, Non Parity, high density. The question is: can they work together, i mean does my motherboard support them both at the same time? I hope you can answer soon, because if they don't work, i would try to give it back. I apologize for my bad english, i'm from Italy. Cristina

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They have to be the same in pairs low ok jim

Posted on Nov 25, 2011

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Sorry CHRISTINA,
In my experience you can insert any memory module you like if it is the correct type but a high density or whatever will default to the lowest common denominator memory module as it is the arbiter of operating speed. I RECOMMEND YOU USE THE SAME MODULES AT ALL TIMES.

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Posted on Feb 06, 2008

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This is not the answer to my question.
The question is: can they work together, i mean does my motherboard support them both at the same time?
The link you mention, says they both fit (read better), but i don't know if they can work together.
Thanks anyway.

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

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Hi Chrisina,

Yes you have made an error in your purchase. Download a free memory checker here:http://www.crucial.com/store/drammemory.aspx to discover what memory you can install in your PC.

Good Luck,

Allan

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Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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