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k im sorta new to all this advance computer stuff but i wanna put more ram on my computer. . One slot is filled with a 256 mb PC3200 400 mhz DDR ram, and i have 3 more open slots for ram. Is it ok if i put in my old computers ram in one of the slots?? .. o and i have no idea what type the old computers ram is but im pretty sure its 256 mb. Will it work without messing up my computer?- or do they have to be the exact same?
 
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r1c396744 said:
k im sorta new to all this advance computer stuff but i wanna put more ram on my computer. . One slot is filled with a 256 mb PC3200 400 mhz DDR ram, and i have 3 more open slots for ram. Is it ok if i put in my old computers ram in one of the slots?? .. o and i have no idea what type the old computers ram is but im pretty sure its 256 mb. Will it work without messing up my computer?- or do they have to be the exact same?
Make sure the other ram is DDR-SDRAM, if it is then you can use it. The computer will run all of the ram at the speed of the slowest ram stick installed, keep that in mind.
 

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ok so if i do install another 256 mb DDR-SD ram, will it run like it has 512mb?.. My main objective is to speed it up.
 
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r1c396744 said:
ok so if i do install another 256 mb DDR-SD ram, will it run like it has 512mb?.. My main objective is to speed it up.
yeah
 
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Check to see whether the old ram is 400DDR. Also, when you put the ram in your pc, have it like this: e.g Slot 1+ Slot 3 OR Slot 2+ Slot 4. Then you will have Dual channel Ram which runs slightly faster than normal.