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Ram Compability of 1600MHz DDR3 with 1333Mhz DDR3 for dual channel

  • Dual Channel
  • DDR3
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  • Kingston
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October 26, 2013 10:42:40 PM

Hi Guys,
i am currently having a Kingston 1333Mhz DDR3 2GB (KVR1333D3N9/2G)

i wanna buy a new Kingston 1600Mhz DDR3 2GB (KHX1600C9AD3B1/2G)

Would this two work together without any problems, Just wanna keep this config running smooth till next year.
My config is:
Amd Phenom ii x2 545
Gigabyte MA785GMT-UD2H
1x 2GB Kingston 1333Mhz DDR3

Any comments guys
Thanks in advance. :) 

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a c 307 } Memory
October 26, 2013 10:45:58 PM

Mixing two different rams invites problems. It is better if you can match what you have.
October 27, 2013 1:50:33 AM

It'll work OK today though, you'll just get the worst combination of timings between the two sets of DIMM's.
They're both the same voltage aren't they? (1.35, 1.50, 1.65).

But as above, ideally you'd just want to get 2 of 4 identical fault free DIMMs.

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a c 5390 } Memory
October 27, 2013 8:23:05 AM

No guarantee they will play together, best for a single package in the full amount you want, even two separate sticks of same exact model often won't play nice. If you do try and have problems give me a shout, can often adjust voltages and timings to get them to behave