16gb ddr3-1866 should i add 8gb ddr3-1600 ram?

I already have 2 sticks of 8gb ddr3-1866 ram
These:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226331&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

I got this 8gb ddr3-1600 ram here layin around:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148661

So my question is should I add this to my machine or not?or would it even work?
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  1. If you have to ask about ram, you probably don't need 24gbs of it. Its up to you. If you do, you'd have to match the timings of the lowest common denominator.
  2. inherendo said:
    If you have to ask about ram, you probably don't need 24gbs of it. Its up to you. If you do, you'd have to match the timings of the lowest common denominator.


    You have a good point there i think i will save it for something else thanks for the response.
  3. If your bored you can add it in and try using some of it as a 16 gb ram disk and do crazy things with it.
  4. Celbin Ortez said:
    I already have 2 sticks of 8gb ddr3-1866 ram
    These:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820226331&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-na-_-na-_-na&cm_sp=&AID=10446076&PID=3938566&SID=

    I got this 8gb ddr3-1600 ram here layin around:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148661

    So my question is should I add this to my machine or not?or would it even work?

    I do agree that 24GB of memory is not necessary but yeah its better to use it I think. But the problem here is that both the memory have different timings, speed and voltage. If you want them to work to together then you might have to undervolt the higher voltage, change the latency of the highest memory to the lowest (in this case mushkin) OR overvolt the lower voltage, change the latency of the lowest to the highest (in this case Crucial). (i'm not sure if I have suggested right) In general, when you mix higher speeds with lower speeds, the memory across the banks will run in the lowest speed memory installed in the slots.

    If you do try then let us knw how it turns out. Good luck!!
  5. When I'm bored I'll probably try it out and see how it turns out.
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