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Can I Use these two memory modules together?

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  • DDR3
  • Memory
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December 4, 2013 5:16:59 AM

I currently have a Corsair Valueselect DDR3 4GB (CMV4GX3M1A1333C9)
I want to know will it be compatible with Corsair XMS3 2GB (CMX2GX3M1A1333C9)

As the only difference I see is a Profile support & Heatsink for XMS3

Same 1.5v, 9-9-9-24 timings.. not to mention the same FSB


*** I have the 4GB one.. I needed another 2GB.. but as the price of RAM Sticks are very high here now (the stick I have costs double the price I paid a year earlier).. I am buying a used one.. So I just wanted to make sure if the XMS3 would work with ValueSelect DDR3 stick!

*** I need just 2GB.. I do not intend to use Dual Channel otherwise I would have thought of buying a 4GB one!

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December 4, 2013 5:26:39 AM

You want to know if you can make them use Double Channel ? Or just if the system would recognize and work with both of them?

You will be able to use both of the memory modules together, though you will not be able to activate the Double Channel feature on them.

(Note: Double Channel = Double Data Rate, achievable by using 2 memory modules of same size/frequency/latency on the MainBoard - I am not sure if there is any other thing that could block the usage of it.)

Hope it helps!
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December 4, 2013 7:12:16 AM

Might or might not, mixing DRAM can and often is problematic, even with the same exact model
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December 4, 2013 9:38:57 AM

Tradesman1 said:
Might or might not, mixing DRAM can and often is problematic, even with the same exact model


What kind of problems can I face? How much time do I need to be able to monitor that after installing?
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December 4, 2013 1:17:35 PM

Will normally see it when you first start up, often they just won't work, or will work but at a lower freq and possibly not want to work at the freq they are rated for (i.e. here may drop to 1066 or what ever mobo default is
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December 5, 2013 1:43:03 AM

Tradesman1 said:
Will normally see it when you first start up, often they just won't work, or will work but at a lower freq and possibly not want to work at the freq they are rated for (i.e. here may drop to 1066 or what ever mobo default is


If they work fine once is there any chance they might not after some days?

& Does one damage another? or any other component? My Processor is i5-2500.. it supports upto 1333mhz memory
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December 5, 2013 3:09:07 AM

I am selling the Valueselect 4gb nd buying 3x2GB XMS3 sticks... coz I borrowed a friends XMS3 2gb stick.. & benchmarked it through Passmark performance test... other than free ram.. all other marks were higher in the XMS3 module than my Valueselect... So thought it will be better.. it isnt costing me much xtra either! is it a good decision?
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