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01-31-06, 05:27 PM
I'm planning to upgrade my ram from 1gb to 2gb....and I'm wonderin; can I mix and match? I have this computer (http://reviews.cnet.com/HP_Media_Center_PC_m7160n_Photosmart_PC/4507-3118_7-31492344.html?tag=sub) which is DDR2 PC3200 ram and I'm asking if I can add say this ram (http://canadacomputers.com/index.php?do=ShowProduct&cmd=pd&pid=005535&cid=RAM.475) which is DDR2 PC4200 ram...

Also, is generic ram really bad?

02-01-06, 07:20 AM
I'm running a pair of 512 MB PC3200 Ultra-brand modules alongside the two other generic 512 MB sticks that came with my HP a1130n desktop. Been rock-solid stable for months, which is more than I can say for the original 2x 1 GB OCZ kit I ordered first. Cost of OCZ sticks - $200...well, more than that because I had to pay a restock fee plus return shipping to the vendor. Cost of the two Ultra sticks I'm running presently - $40 total.

As far as generic RAM goes, as long as you buy it from a place that has a good return policy, you should be fine. Just make sure to fully test it when you get it. Run memtest86 for a full 24 hours, and also run Prime95's "lots of RAM" test for the same amount of time to make sure your system is completely stable.

02-01-06, 08:42 AM
Okay, thanx for your help...