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RAM question - please can someone advise?

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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
I have an old P4 - 3.2ghz system on a P4 P800E motherboard with 2GB Kingston RAM in it. (2 x 1GB DDR400 PC3200 I think).

I still have 2 memory slots free and my friend has an old RAMBO 1GB DDR400 chip lying around which he said I could have.

Does anyone know if I can add this chip and would it work well? I've been doing some reading and I'm supposed to install in pairs to achieve faster ram speeds. Would i actually be making my RAM slower by adding another chip?

Thanks
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7y, 11m agoPosted 7 years, 11 months ago
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You dont need to worry about having to add in pairs, and no it won't make it slower!
I'll work fine.

goto crucial.com/uk and take the memory scanner, it will tell you how much RAM your system can take.
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You can try it but mixing memory can make it unstable depends on the chips used by the memory. If its the same speed/ Latency.. etc. Just try http://www.memtest.org/
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dont need to install ddr ram in pairs. it wont do any harm but doubt your pc would make use of more than 2gb anyway
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Thanks everyone. I'll add some rep for you. And I may as well add the ram if it can't do any harm! :)

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