Currently I have (2) 512 MB cards installed, can I have (1) gig & (1) 512 mb card safely running together?

I heard I can have (2) 512 mb cards running (like I do now) at the same time or (2) 1 gig cards at the same time, but not a 512 mb card and a 1 gig card like I want to. Is this true? It will cost me $300.00 to put 2 gig cards in the computer!

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  • 1 decade ago
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    If you see 4 slots of RAM, then no. If 3, yes. 4 slots almost always means dual channel and it takes identical pair of memory.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I am assuming you are talking about the ram memory for your computer. If your computer is newer then you should be able to run your 1 gig and 512 with out a problem. But since the way your talking about only running 2 chips your making me believe that you only have 2 slots. Most newer computers come with 3 slots. If your computer is oldier then your mother baord may have a problem figuring the configeration out for them. If you go to the manufactures web site you can look up the configurations for your computer.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    In most cases having two different sizes of RAM is not a problem. If the computer is old there maybe a problem. Go to the site of the motherboard manufacturer and check out your motherboard and it will tell you if you can have different sizes or not.

    I have three different sizes in mine.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Yeah, listen to "Widepart".. I have 2 512's and 2 1gigs in mine and it works just fine..Don't pay any attention to Maurice.!

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  • 1 decade ago

    Well, you didn't say what kind of cards, so I'm going to assume you mean VIDEO cards. In which case, yes you can if you have a slot open.

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  • 1 decade ago

    I don't think so. I have a 1GB memory, 120 GB hardrive for my computer.

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