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#53729 12-Dec-2009 08:43
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Right , i just got Windows 7 , but i only have 2gb of Ram so im looking into getting somemore , i have 2 512mb DDR2 Cruical Tracers inmind but i have a 2gb stick. will putting in these 2 sticks actually slow down my pc?


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  #281714 12-Dec-2009 09:59
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What are the speeds of the 2GB in the machine, and whats the speed of the two 512?

What are you using your machine for?

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  #281723 12-Dec-2009 10:45
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My 2gb is 800mhz and the two 512s are 800mhz , im using it for gaming , my moms using it for web browsing ect , but its built for gaming


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  #281734 12-Dec-2009 11:58
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With all the sticks being the same speed, it shouldn't slow down your machine at all.

This will take your machine to 3GB, so you shouldn't experience any issues with installing the extra memory.

As you mention that you have one stick in the machine at the moment and two 512MB sticks at hand, I'm going to assume you have 4 slots in your machine. You would be advised to check the motherboard manual to ensure that there isn't a particular way that you need to install the extra RAM. Some motherboards will insist that you take the existing 2 GB and put the two 512MB sticks in the first two slots, with the final 2 GB slow in the 3rd slot.

Take note that memory is static sensitive, so observe proper procedures when installing the RAM. Remember that static discharge damage doesn't always kill RAM right then and there, it may be 6 months before you see that RAM fail (or it could be 3 years). This means always handling the RAM from the edges and always storing RAM in the containers that it comes in.

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  #282050 13-Dec-2009 22:38
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Cool thanks

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