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November 14, 2013 4:16:29 AM

in my computer i currently have 2x4gb gskill ripjaws ram at 1600 mhz and my friend gave me 2x2gb of strontium ram at 1333 mhz. Would i be able to put these together to get 12gb or would it not work?.

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November 14, 2013 4:23:55 AM

Yes it will work. Make sure to put each kit in one channels pair. Usually memory slots are marked with colours - put gskill in slots of one colour and strontium in other. You need also to set timings and clock manually in BIOS to match the slower modules specification.

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November 14, 2013 4:25:58 AM
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You might be able to do it but I wouldn't recommend it. Mixing ram kits often is problematic . Different kits might work with different voltage and have different timings.But you can fix that manually or your mobo might fix that automaticaly but no one can guarantee that they will work. And even of they do they will work at the speed of the slowest one , in your case 1333mhz.
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November 14, 2013 12:43:40 PM

Nismo1 said:
You might be able to do it but I wouldn't recommend it. Mixing ram kits often is problematic . Different kits might work with different voltage and have different timings.But you can fix that manually or your mobo might fix that automaticaly but no one can guarantee that they will work. And even of they do they will work at the speed of the slowest one , in your case 1333mhz.


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And if your going to try and mix them - at least take the correct approach - put the 4GB sticks in slots 1-3 and the 2GB in slots 2-4 - that will put 6GB in each channel and keep Dual Channel running with all 12 GB - will prob also need to raise DRAM voltage + 0.05 and CPU/NB voltage about + 0.10 (maybe a little more)

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