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November 15, 2013 3:55:36 AM

hey guyz i want to install another ram
i have transcend ram http://www.snapdeal.com/product/transcend-4gb-ddr3-jm16...
and now i want to add more ram to my pc so iwant a good ram i want to buy gskill ram http://www.flipkart.com/g-skill-nt-ddr3-4-gb-1-x-gb-pc-...
is it possible to have two different brands or will it screw up my machine or ram or anyother thing ....plz help .. let me know if u want more info on my machine ..thankx in advance...

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November 15, 2013 4:13:18 AM

Hi!

As far as I know, it should be fine to have two different makes of RAM running at the same time. However, you cannot have them running at different specs (latencies and speed). This means that you will have to go with the lowest-spec they are both stable with. Also, I believe you won't get double data rate if they are different. The best option always tends to be having the same make and model modules installed.

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November 15, 2013 5:24:08 AM

They might work, but I wouldn't try it to be honest. You see they test every kit of 2 or more kits individualy to see if they can work together , so 2 'foreign' RAM sticks haven't been tested together so there is no guarantee that they will work as a team ( :p  ) . From what I see they have the same voltage requirements , 1.5 V, and the same speed , 1600mhz , the only thing that is differend is the CAS latency , one has 9 and the other has 11 ( slower ). So to work you might need to change that manually from your motherboard's BIOS or sometimes motherboard does that automatically so they 2 rams can get synchronized . Either the case you have to use the slower one settings so one of your RAM sticks will not work at its full potential. I believe trying to get the same exact model is good choice and buying a new kit (2x4 GB ) is the perfect choice.
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November 15, 2013 6:42:06 AM

How many slots does your motherboard have? the kit you listed is 4 sticks, and if you don't have more than that, all you can have is the new kit you have listed.
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November 15, 2013 7:30:44 AM

Supahos said:
How many slots does your motherboard have? the kit you listed is 4 sticks, and if you don't have more than that, all you can have is the new kit you have listed.

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Might have a X58 (1366) Tri Channel, 6 slot, or a X79 (2011) Quad mobo, 8 slot
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November 19, 2013 9:23:20 PM

It's preferable to have a single set of DRAM in the full amount you want...if budget prohibits that, then give it a try, if problems, give me a shout
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