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Kingston HyperX DDR upgrade

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by acperience7, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. acperience7

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    I am about to upgrade from 2 512MB Samsung DDR sticks to 2 512MB Kingston HyperX DDR sticks. I would like to use the Samsung in the secondary slots, and the Kingston in the primary slots. I have seen that mixing brands on the same channel is bad, but will it be OK to use different brands on separate channels, and will using the Samsung sticks affect my performance negatively? Oh yeah, the channels are color coded right? It's a 184 pin setup and both brands are PC 3200 @ 2.5V. Yes, I am a newbie to this...:(
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    they should be fine tho the hyper x sticks may have lower timings than the sammys which would cause the them to run at reduced performance but not anything really noticeable and 2gigs will make things alot faster regardless of the timings
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    What price are you paying on that ram kit?
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    Thank you all so much. $77.98 USD total through NewEgg
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    i would definetly get hyperx over any crucial junk out there
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    So the HyperX 2700 RAM will not out perform my Samsung 3200 RAM even it is HyperX? or is the 2700 completely incompatible? I'm guessing the Crucial will be faster?
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    I wouldnt buy slower ram...if you own 3200 stay with it or better. The Ballistix are faster , but will deffinately be able to have the latencies changed to play well with other RAM already in the system!
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    I have a set of the tracers for sale, $50 plus ship.

    By they way rick, it's kind of hard to post on a computer running so called blown ram. The sticks work flawless, and will do just about any timing/speed combination you wish. And you save $20. PM me if interested.
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    Well I made a mistake, and confirmed the 2700 order(didn't even look, too nervous), I'll void that order the Crucial. Thanks again.
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    rick22 New Member

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    but they wont do 300mhz @ 2-2-2-5 like mine i gotz the bh-5'z
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    its a dell so its not like he can change anything
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    AthlonX2 HyperVtX™

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    grab some value ram if its a dell,i would waste my money on anything else when its pointless

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