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03-09-2010, 07:03 AM
A friend has a computer with a 2Gb stick of low profile Kingston pc2 6400 (400mhz) RAM installed (6,6,6,18,24 timings). He has been told that a 1Gb stick of Corsair pc2 6400 RAM (5,5,5,18,22 timings) will be completely compatable these days & can be added with no problems at all. I'm not 100% sure this info is correct - can anybody enlighten us and/or point us to some reliable documentation to varify this? Thanks heaps.

Speedy Gonzales
03-09-2010, 08:15 AM
Cant see why it wouldn't. If the mobo supports it. BIOS updates may also fix ram compatibility

03-09-2010, 08:59 AM
In theory if there were any problems you could manually set the ram mobo timings for the slowest stick 6,6,6,18,24 timings. On Auto most boards will do this anyway.

Should be fine, but not ideal.

03-09-2010, 09:09 AM
The RAM will be adjusted to the slowest - no problem,.