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mixed memory

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by accy786, Jan 11, 2005.

  1. accy786

    accy786 Member

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    Hi..
    I have 256 memory already installed (pc2100) and i have just purchased 512 memory (pc2700).
    My question is this, can i run 512 (pc2700) and 256 (pc2100) together???And if yes what speed will it run at???

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    If you have an Athlon based machine you might have to lock the bus speed in the BIOS to prevent blue screen errors in Windows. Intel based motherboards are a little more forgiving but the same precautions should be taken.
     
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    firstly thankz for the reply
    I do have a athlon,how do you lock the bus speed in bios and what speed will it run at???pc2700 or pc2100??
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    You will have to lock it so the bus runs at a speed appropriate for PC2100 otherwise you will likely get many annoying system crashes. Check your hardware vendor for specifics on your motherboard's system BIOS and its settings.
     

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