DDR2 PC2-6400 or DDR2 PC2-5300? also ram placement.

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Kilobyte Kid

DDR2 PC2-6400 or DDR2 PC2-5300? also ram placement.

I did a scan and it told me Each memory slot can hold DDR2 PC2-5300, DDR2 PC2-6400 with a maximum of 1GB per slot. heres the url of the scan results

http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/viewscanbyid.aspx?id=53D7D8E531D926C3

 

it says I have 2 1GB DDR2 PC2-6400 installed.

 

it picked out 2 1GB DDR2 PC2-5300 for me to put in my cart, but couldn't I put  6400s in or are my  2 free slots only  take 5300, if I can wouldn't it be better to have them all the same or not?

 

 

also about placement, in my computer the 4 memory slots  from left to right, theres 2 slots the a group, then a space then 2 more slots in a group.

 

well the 2 1GBs in there are in the 1st and 3rd slots (first slot in both groups), and when I put new ram in should I put them in the 2nd and 4th slots? because I thought I needed to do them in pairs, and I thought that meant in the same group. I dunno though

 

I'll post a pic in a minute to show.

 

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Memory Hawg

Re: DDR2 PC2-6400 or DDR2 PC2-5300? also ram placement.

If your current memory is 6400 I would also buy new 6400, keep in mind mixing memory does not always have a good outcome though so you may need to use only new memory or buy 4x1GB new, or a 2x2GB kit (Kinda looks like that might not work though from what the scanner says)

 

If you install more 1GB modules you would use slots 2+4, that is how the slots are paired (1+3 and 2+4)

Kilobyte Kid

Re: DDR2 PC2-6400 or DDR2 PC2-5300? also ram placement.

Thanks I've already gone ahead and bought a 2x 1GB DDR2 PC2-6400 kit that it guarantees is compatible  

Memory Hawg

Re: DDR2 PC2-6400 or DDR2 PC2-5300? also ram placement.

Alright, good luck with the install, and let us know how things go once your new memory arrives!