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Re: Another naive computer question....
MarkSJohnson #350451 06/17/11 03:59 PM
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Ideally all RAM would be of the same make and speed. The further you get from the ideal the more likely problems become. I say "more likely", but in real life, you could have every stick from a different maker and still have no problems (I see computers coming in for repair like that--they're being repaired for viruses or dog fur, not RAM issues).

But me, I like all my RAM to match.


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Re: Another naive computer question....
ClubNeon #350452 06/17/11 05:05 PM
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Thank you, Chris! I really appreciate your expert opinion!


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Re: Another naive computer question....
MarkSJohnson #350453 06/17/11 05:07 PM
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I would be nervous about it trying to OC the lower level RAM, but it theoretically shouldn't.


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Re: Another naive computer question....
Ken.C #350454 06/17/11 05:46 PM
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The BIOS should report the auto detected speed, if it configures the speed to high, it can be overridden manually too. That memtest86 I linked to before, should be run regardless.


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ClubNeon #350471 06/17/11 08:25 PM
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Thanks guys-
I lost internet for awhile this afternoon, and didn't get a chance to post that I decided to just order two sets and install 6 matched sticks, giving me 24GB. I also ordered a USB 3.0 card as they weren't available from Dell at the time of ordering.


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Re: Another naive computer question....
MarkSJohnson #350472 06/17/11 08:26 PM
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And I also didn't get a chance to post that, though Dell still has the status of the computer as being built, it arrived this afternoon! smile


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MarkSJohnson #350475 06/17/11 08:56 PM
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Look closely, maybe it's still being assembled my nano-machines.


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ClubNeon #350476 06/17/11 08:57 PM
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That's the way I would have gone with the RAM too. Just put the rest on eBay, and someone looking to upgrade their Dell will pick it up.


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Re: Another naive computer question....
ClubNeon #351031 06/26/11 08:56 PM
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Chris, I installed the 24GB of RAM and, as per your suggestion ran memtest86 which showed everything to be "good to go".

Now I have to put in a USB 3.0 card I bought and an extra 2TB HD I've had sitting on a shelf....

Just wanted to say thanks again!


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Re: Another naive computer question....
MarkSJohnson #351034 06/26/11 09:30 PM
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Does memtest86 work on AMD machines?


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