View Full Version : Memory/RAM - What does 'matched' really mean?

08-06-2006, 08:40 PM
:) I have 2 slots for memory (currently filled by 2 X 128MB). I'd prefer 2 X 256MB at least (1GB total allowed on my machine). I'm trying to buy from online auction but it's likely each stick will be from a different source (there aren't many pairs around). As far as i hear, the more they 'match' the better.

If they are both 256MB + SDRAM + PC133... is that enough? Do they also need to be same brand, same age, other things?

Hope this makes sense and someone knows the answer,

08-06-2006, 08:47 PM
More info.
What motherboard?

(Though 133 SDRAM suggests older, so unlikely to be critical as to make, but odd things can occur due to timings)

09-06-2006, 08:41 AM
I wouldn't worry about being the same brand - only if you were pairing them for dual channel, which you aren't.
Just get some reliable brand PC133.