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    Default dual channel in difference RAM bus speed ?

    My system support dual channel But I have only 1 RAM -> DDR2 512MB, PC2-3200, Bus 200MHz


    I can't fine DDR2 512MB, PC2-3200


    Can I buy DDR2 512MB, PC2-4200 or higher Bus to make dual channel ?


    Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: dual channel in difference RAM bus speed ?

    Yes you can use higher speed memory for the other channel, but both channels will need to be at the same speed in the BIOS, 200MHz/3200.

    Except if your 3200 memory will work at 4200, if you are lucky.

    Otherwise use both channels at 200MHz/3200.

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    Default Re: dual channel in difference RAM bus speed ?

    Can you afford to buy a 2 x 512MB, PC2-4200 matched memory kit?

    Buying a matched kit (same manufacturer and same memory model numbers) would be the best setup.

    You could then use your old memory module as a high tech paper weight.
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