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Old 04-26-04, 09:02 AM
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2 types of RAM together?

I am running 64MB of pc100 ram on my computer, and just added the 128MB of pc133 from my dad's dead computer. Am I going to run into any problems with this configuration? The computer is only a celeron 366.
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Old 04-26-04, 09:39 AM
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As long as the PC can handle PC133 RAM (most likely it will), I believe that it'll run fine with the two different speeds, but just at the PC100 rate (lowest common denominator).
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Old 04-26-04, 09:46 AM
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yeah, normally the faster ram will slow down to the speed of the slower ram...
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Old 04-26-04, 11:40 AM
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Originally posted by Ben732
yeah, normally the faster ram will slow down to the speed of the slower ram...
Will I still see the benefit of the faster ram?
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Originally posted by ESUguy
Will I still see the benefit of the faster ram?

you will see the benefits off having more ram...not the faster ram.
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Old 04-27-04, 07:16 AM
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Originally posted by FiveO
you will see the benefits off having more ram...not the faster ram.
Also, being that you have a Celeron 366 and just 192MB of RAM total, you wouldn't really notice the difference in speed between PC100 and 133. Assuming that you are on Win 2000, NT, or XP, you'll take advantage fully of the added RAM...if you're still on 98 or a version of it, you will get some noticable speed upgrade but it won't fully maximize what the added RAM has to offer.
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Old 04-28-04, 06:37 AM
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Given that you have a Celeron 366, your RAM is most likely stepping down to run at 66 MHz, not even 100 MHz or 133 MHz. There's no way to make your RAM run at the faster speeds without upgrading your motherboard and processor.
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