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written by Medeivalstargazer on Nov 03, 2007 15:17
So, I have 4 DDR2 SDRAM slots on my Mobo. It currently has two sticks of 256mb DDR2 PC4200 RAM in it and the other two slots are empty. It's a Dell Dimension 9100. That doesn't men my mobo is limited to that speed, does it? Like so I want to get two 1 gig sticks of DDR2 PC5300 RAM. If I pull out the PC4200 the PC5300 will work, right? Motherboards aren't limited to a specific speed of ram, are they?

edit: actually, looked it up on crucial, looks like it will work (although, oddly, my pc doesn't support dual channel)

edit2: ive found conflicting reports about support for dual channel. odd. -.-

here's what i wanted to buy: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134384
└> last changed by Medeivalstargazer on November 03, 2007 at 15:44
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written by Tom on Nov 04, 2007 00:20
It may or may not support the higher speed. Any DDR2 ram will work, it will just run at whatever the motherboard's max speed is if your mobo does not support the full speed of the RAM.
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written by Medeivalstargazer on Nov 04, 2007 02:49
Thank you for confirming that. I read around and found that out but it's nice to have someone from this community say so xD.
written by Jaxe'd on Nov 05, 2007 23:02
Here's a helpful link concerning memory:
Crucial.com

That will help you in everything you need to know concerning RAM, such as knowing whether your computer requires you to install two sticks of RAM at a time.

Hope this helps
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written by Medeivalstargazer on Nov 05, 2007 23:22
Medeivalstargazer said:
actually, looked it up on crucial, looks like it will work (although, oddly, my pc doesn't support dual channel)
For the record, Crucial was wrong and it DOES support Dual Channel RAM .
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