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Corsair XMS Question

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  • DDR3
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October 30, 2013 7:27:50 PM

Hi guys,
I have 4gb Corsair XMS3 CMX4GX3M1A1600C9 -DDR3-1600/PC3-12800

I hope i am right


Now iam planning to buy another 4 gigs of ram, but i am not able to find the similar ram in my locality or any of online sellers in my country.

instead they this one is available
Corsair XMS3 DDR3 4 GB Desktop RAM (CMX4GX3M1A1333C9) - DDR3-1333

My question atm is, if i add the above mentioned ram, will it create problems in my Rig? or should i just go ahead and buy both new rams?

My current Config is
Processor: Intel core i5 e2500 3.30ghz
Mainboard: Intel DH61WW
Ram: Corsair XMS 4gb x 1
GPU: Power Color HD 6670 -> Going to Upgrade it to GTX 760
PSU: Cooler Master extreme power plus 460w -> Going to Upgrade it to Corsair TX650
Cabinet: Cooler Master elite 310
HDD: Western Digital Caviar Blue 1TB


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October 30, 2013 9:16:19 PM

When upgrading ram it is best to purchase the full amount of ram in a kit which will have matched modules for compatibility.
According to CPU-Z your ram is currently running at 1333MHz (default frequency) enabling XMP should get you to 1600MHz (CPU-Z will report as 800MHz).
You can purchase the single ram module and it may work (just as likely it won't) with your existing ram at 1333MHz and you might even get dual channel function (again the possibility you won't).
Summary: best to purchase all 8GB in a kit
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October 30, 2013 9:34:40 PM

Thanks for your reply,

So i wont risk it and as you said i will go ahead and buy all 8gb in a kit.

here is a list that i have shortlisted.
can you please let me know the best options that i will have for my Mobo (i know it sucks, but going to buy new PC next year)

G.Skill TridentX DDR3 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) PC RAM (F3-2400C10D-8GTX)
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) PC RAM (CMZ8GX3M2A2400C10)
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) PC RAM (CMZ8GX3M2A2133C11R)
G.Skill Sniper DDR3 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) PC RAM (F3-12800CL9D-8GBSR)
Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) PC RAM (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R)
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October 30, 2013 10:14:20 PM

I'm going to say the last one listed should work fine, the Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) PC RAM (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R), at least that's what I would chose here
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October 31, 2013 6:55:57 PM

Ordered Corsair Vengeance DDR3 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) PC RAM (CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9R)
thanks a lot for your quick help :) 
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