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Need an experts advice on these two types of RAM.

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November 7, 2013 1:27:33 PM

I currently have this RAM in my system.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

I want to add this RAM

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

Besides having different speeds, the only other difference is in the last number of the timings. One is 9-9-9-27 and the other 9-9-9-24

I understand that it isn't generally recommended to mix RAM but if I were to do this, would it be too difficult to get them to work together?

Would the speed of the Crucial just slow down to 1600 or will that last timing number throw a wrench into everything?

Thanks in advance.

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November 7, 2013 1:53:30 PM

The system can only have one bus speed, so it should choose the slower of the two (=1600).
You will not gain any benefit from buying the more expensive Crucial RAM, so might as well buy the same as you already have.

(Even if you were to take out the old RAM and put in 4 new Crucial RAMs you would not notice any speed difference. We are talking of about 1% speedup or so.)
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November 7, 2013 1:59:43 PM

JoakimL said:
The system can only have one bus speed, so it should choose the slower of the two (=1600).
You will not gain any benefit from buying the more expensive Crucial RAM, so might as well buy the same as you already have.

(Even if you were to take out the old RAM and put in 4 new Crucial RAMs you would not notice any speed difference. We are talking of about 1% speedup or so.)


The main reason for buying the Crucial, besides 8GB more ram, is the LED lights as I'm adding to my case MOD and visual aesthetics.

Normally I would just buy the same RAM but I am really hoping I can get the Crucial to work for the look.

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November 7, 2013 2:09:55 PM

I'm quite sure they will work, so if you like the looks then go for it.
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November 7, 2013 3:57:06 PM

If you try (and as you said, it's not a good idea to mix), best bet will prob be at 9-9-9-24, CR 2T or 2N, DRAM voltage 1.575 and will prob need to raise the MC (memory voltage) voltage, no idea what to call it since we have no idea what mobo/CPU...but if AMD prob it will be called CPU/NB voltage if Intel depends on what socket and chipset line, the 1155 SB mobos often used VCCIO for MC voltage, the IB Z77 series used CPUVTT, etc - seems to change with each chipset
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November 7, 2013 4:06:03 PM

Tradesman1 said:
If you try (and as you said, it's not a good idea to mix), best bet will prob be at 9-9-9-24, CR 2T or 2N, DRAM voltage 1.575 and will prob need to raise the MC (memory voltage) voltage, no idea what to call it since we have no idea what mobo/CPU...but if AMD prob it will be called CPU/NB voltage if Intel depends on what socket and chipset line, the 1155 SB mobos often used VCCIO for MC voltage, the IB Z77 series used CPUVTT, etc - seems to change with each chipset



Mobo is the ASUS Maximus VI Hero and the Processor is Intel 4770K I believe the board has memory tweaking software built into the BIOS but haven't really checked it out yet.
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November 7, 2013 4:09:35 PM

Yep the Hero does (that what I have for Haswell) and generally I've been able to mix some rather diverse sets of sticks, so if you try and have problems, give me a shout ;) 
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November 7, 2013 4:10:26 PM

Tradesman1 said:
Yep the Hero does (that what I have for Haswell) and generally I've been able to mix some rather diverse sets of sticks, so if you try and have problems, give me a shout ;) 



Thank you sir. I will. :) 
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November 7, 2013 4:42:08 PM

Sounds good, may want to close the thread, can PM me if need be
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