Installing 2 different brands of Memory sticks; will it cause problem?

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Hi,

I currently have one 2GB DDR3 memory module installed in my desktop computer; the brand name of the memory module installed is Kingston, I have another 2GB DDR3 memory module that I got from my brother but with a different brand name which is Transcend.

Will it cause a problem when two different brands of memory modules are installed in my computer?

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Installing 2 different brands of Memory sticks; will it cause problem?

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Hmmm To answer your question.. Yes

  • Firstly providing that the bus speed of the ram and the latency of both modules are the same then it should function quite fine, might even be able to get it to work in dual channel mode (that is if your main board supports it). To be quite honest the issue isn’t if it will work, in all fairness they work regardless of the brand however if there are distinct variances between the two RAM modules then you might have problems.
  • Under normal circumstances however you should have no problem what so ever using two different brands, actually I have two different brands in my computer and it works quite fine.
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Installing 2 different brands of Memory sticks; will it cause problem?

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Nope, it will not cause any problem even if they differ in brand. I myself use different brands of memory sticks. I have a Samsung 256MB PC2100 and a Kingston 512MB PC400. I mix-use them on my CPU without having any errors of some kind.

  • But there will be a problem if you use different types of RAM memory. You can not mix-use a DDR type with an SDRAM type. DDR1, DDR2 and DDR3 are just versions of RAM memory. They differ physically. These 3 versions of RAM has 2 types: DDR and SDRAM. You cannot mix-use a DDR2 DDR type with a DDR2 SDRAM type.
  • Before buying any RAM stick, ask first the type so that you won’t get any wrong type of RAM memory.

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