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Combining Kingston 8gb HyperX Ram with Corsair Vengeance 8gb ram. Can it be done?

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June 20, 2013 4:07:56 PM

I'd like to take advantage of a current sale at Newegg for the Corsair Vengeance 8g Dual memory kit.

Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I currently have a dual memory kit of Kingston HyperX Memory (8GB) from Newegg as well.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

They both seem to match in terms of type, speed and CAS Latency. The only difference I can find is in the timings. The Corsairs have a posted timing of 9-9-9-24. The Kingstons have a timing of 9-9-9. What does the extra 24 in the Corsair Ram timing mean. I believe that if I put each brand in its own separate bank there shouldn't be a problem but I wanted confirmation that it's possible and I won't run into any problems at the onset or down the road.
a c 174 } Memory
June 20, 2013 4:37:19 PM

PA Systems said:
I'd like to take advantage of a current sale at Newegg for the Corsair Vengeance 8g Dual memory kit.

Model CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I currently have a dual memory kit of Kingston HyperX Memory (8GB) from Newegg as well.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

They both seem to match in terms of type, speed and CAS Latency. The only difference I can find is in the timings. The Corsairs have a posted timing of 9-9-9-24. The Kingstons have a timing of 9-9-9. What does the extra 24 in the Corsair Ram timing mean. I believe that if I put each brand in its own separate bank there shouldn't be a problem but I wanted confirmation that it's possible and I won't run into any problems at the onset or down the road.

The extra 24 is the tRAS, which is: "Active to Precharge Delay. How long the memory has to wait until the next access to the memory can be initiated. Measured in ns". The tRAS of Kingston memory is 36ns. You can check it in the following official specs here - http://www.kingston.com/datasheets/KHX16C9B1BK2_8.pdf

Yes, the memory is compatible and it should work. Mixing brands is probably not a good idea but you can give it a shot. You won't face any major issues sometimes the memory can cause compatibility issues when mixed other than that there is no major problems you will be facing. Cheers. Hope that clears your doubt.




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a c 1941 } Memory
June 20, 2013 5:21:54 PM

A definite maybe, If Intel, chances prob about 85% positive and in dual Channel, with AMD maybe 50-50 (AMDs MC (memory controller not near as strong) Would help to know CPU/mobo
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July 9, 2013 3:00:25 AM

CPU is, hopefully, the A10-6800K and the mobo is the GIGABYTE GA-F2A85X-UP4. Newegg has actually posted a current regular price for the same ram I purchased that's the same as how much I paid with a promo code a few weeks ago. They're weird like that it seems. Do you think another branded ram with almost identical specs would still work with this rig if the ram was placed in different banks as suggested?
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July 9, 2013 7:44:28 AM

Can try, might work but wouldn't bet on it, not a good idea to mix sticks, will prob require adjusting CPU and CPU/NB voltages as well as timings both base and the advanced/secondary.....Best bet is a single set of the total amount you want to run
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