[quote=“rnathbatra, post:, topic:”]
Hello guys. I was planning to upgrade the RAM on thinkpad since 1 GB is just not enough. Problem is, it has two 512MB modules. Now I am thinking of upgrading one 512 MB module to 1 GB and getting either a Kingston or Transcend. I have two questions:
- Should i go with Kingtson or Transcend?
- Is it a good idea to mix RAMs? Since the current RAM on my Thinkpad is by Nanya and if i upgrade one DIMM to 1 GB with Kingston and one 512 DIMM is remaining, will they conflict with one another?
I have already searched for this on the internet and want a second opinion from you guys.
The basic rule in computers is, if using more than one RAM modules then make sure that they are of same brand, same model, same speed and same size (even not mixing 512MB with 1GB). You might call it purest-way but it ensures that it will work.
However, sometime you might need to think about mix and match. Let’s say, one day you were taking a stroll and you saw a RAM module near footpath. Obviously, you’ll be curious and if it works then you should put it in your computer because it’s free. In this situation, when you get RAM for free, then you are allowed to do mix-match and do experiment. But if you are spending your hard-earned money then you should go for twins.
By the way, I have experimented with mix-n-match, sometime it works and sometime the system will become unstable after few days or few months of use. Your mileage may vary. But hey, I never let go of free RAM. Just shove it in your computer for few extra milli-seconds speedup