Can I use a different RAM or the same company?

I currently have a "Transcend DDR3-1333 DDR3 4 GB PC RAM (JM1333KLN-4G) " and I am planning on adding another 4gb should I buy the same transcend 4gb or can I go with a "Corsair Vengeance DDR3 4 GB (1 x 4 GB) PC RAM (CMZ4GX3M1A1600C9)" , is it okay to have different company products ?
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  1. It is ok, in most cases. Keep in mind, that the memory's clock will be defined by the one with the lowest. There can be compatability issues.
  2. It'll still work, but the ram will run at the lowest common denominator, so your new 1600 will run at the speed of the old 1333mhz RAM. There's also the issue of having different timings on the RAM, which I've never done before but have heard that it can cause glitching in windows.

    Again it'll work but, if you can afford to buy 8 gigs of the corsair just do that, your RAM will be much more efficient.
  3. Rocketninja16 said:
    It'll still work, but the ram will run at the lowest common denominator, so your new 1600 will run at the speed of the old 1333mhz RAM. There's also the issue of having different timings on the RAM, which I've never done before but have heard that it can cause glitching in windows.

    Again it'll work but, if you can afford to buy 8 gigs of the corsair just do that, your RAM will be much more efficient.


    Can't afford it right now :( just bought a cooler , maybe i will just with a transcend 4gb.
  4. ollpu said:
    It is ok, in most cases. Keep in mind, that the memory's clock will be defined by the one with the lowest. There can be compatability issues.


    Then I think I better go with transcend itself .
  5. NAVINV said:
    ollpu said:
    It is ok, in most cases. Keep in mind, that the memory's clock will be defined by the one with the lowest. There can be compatability issues.


    Then I think I better go with transcend itself .


    Good idea. Try to find one with similar specs.
  6. Same model much better not just brands but most cases it will work even not the same but have some issues.
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