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can i pair the same brand of ram but are of different versions?

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October 23, 2013 5:50:11 PM

hello just as the title says, i have a 1x4gb corsair xms3 1333mhz and was wondering if i could pair it with another corsair but of a different series like say for example the vengeance series. would this be able to work so as to utilize the dual channel on my board? i just recently have read into dual channel memory and have greatly regretted buying only 1 stick of ram -_-
October 23, 2013 6:01:30 PM

Yes, it'll work just fine.
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October 23, 2013 6:02:19 PM

I think if they have the same speed,and timings,voltage,etc..they should work on dual channel
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October 23, 2013 7:08:06 PM

Can give it a try, best to get a full set of the amount you want, that way they are guarantee to play together, if you try and have any problems give me a shout, DRAM is a bit os a specialty of mine
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October 23, 2013 10:17:06 PM

juanjostorreshernndez said:
I think if they have the same speed,and timings,voltage,etc..they should work on dual channel


no idea what timings are on ram but yes i will get the same frequency as with the one i have now which is 1333mhz. as for timings, where exactly on the specs can i find it? anyway, i could just go with the same ram i have right now but im on a really tight budget and was hoping to just get the vengeance series since they cost less than my xms3. one more question though, would it be fine to pair my 4gb corsair xms3 ram with an 8gb corsair vengeance ram?
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October 23, 2013 10:29:08 PM

As said, you can try, NO guarantee, any time you mix DRAM it can be problematic
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October 24, 2013 4:29:17 PM

if dual channel gets activated you will have only 8GB working on dual channel(4GB fromXMS3+4GB from the vengance,the other 4GB from vengance will work as single channel)
Timings shuld look like this (9.9.9.24). you can use some sofware like AIDA 64 to see how they are running. BUT
I think you must make an effort, and try to save some money in order to buy a dual channel original kit(highly recommended),just to avoid future issues as tradesman said.(He is really good on RAMs matters, so take his advice)
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October 24, 2013 6:37:13 PM

ok then thank you
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