troubleshooting Question

RAM memory advise...

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Hi,
I have a rather old motherboard on my desktop, its an asus p5gd1 and max it can take is 4gigs of ram.

Presently i have two sticks of 512mb or ram thats **200mhz** (i got these values from CPU-Z)

I have taken the plunge and  bought two more sticks (2 gigs)  of ram of 1gig x 2 at *400mhz*

My question is can /should i keep the old ram there as well? or will it be better to just have the newer 2 gigs or RAM thats even running at a faster MHZ, because from my quick reading on google i think mobo's take the value of the lowest MHZ if you mix them... is that right?

I'm confused, is 3 gigs of ram running on 200mhz better than 2 gigs or ram running at 400mhz... or not?

Thanks!
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