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January 21, 2014 7:15:07 AM

HyperX 4gb 1600 Mhz Plus Ballistix Sport XT 4gb 1866

Is it Compatible ? Please Help. I wanna learn more from RAM !!

Thanks in Advance Guys :* :* :*

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January 21, 2014 7:18:11 AM

i think so,but im a newbie.dont know why!hope some experienced people helps
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January 21, 2014 7:22:59 AM

Two different memory sticks can be compatible. The system will automatically run the memory at the speed of the slowest stick. No guarantee that the system will be stable with different timings etc between the different dimms.
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January 21, 2014 7:24:08 AM

if it is from the same family ex. ddr2 or ddr3 then yes also you need to be careful at your motherboard specs to see what kind of ram it can run and not end buying a ddr3 ram for a ddr2 ram motherboard or the contrary.
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January 21, 2014 7:26:43 AM

Its DDR3.
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January 21, 2014 7:29:37 AM

Frequencies doesnt matter.
The frequency of the RAM with the lowest frequency will be selected.
Just make sure of DDR2 and DDR3.
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January 21, 2014 7:36:04 AM

So is it OK to have two different RAMS, The same Capacity (which is 4gb DDR3) but different Frequency. For Example 1333 and 1600 or 1600 and 1866 . There will be no Problem with the Memory Controller about the Timings. I can Run it Dual Channel ?
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January 21, 2014 7:39:38 AM

Yes you can mix RAM. Choose the highest voltage. As far as timings, use the lowest and test for errors with memtest86+.
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January 21, 2014 7:39:41 AM

Yes, it will run in dual channel and at the slowest memory frequency.
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January 21, 2014 7:40:33 AM

Will Try it now.. 1333 and 1600 haha.
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January 21, 2014 7:42:11 AM

iGamer said:
Will Try it now.. 1333 and 1600 haha.


All the best :) 
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January 21, 2014 7:50:06 AM

Give it a try, no guarantees, the mobo will try and run them at it's defauly, either 1066, 1333, or 1600 - if no joy can try voltage adjustments to get them to play
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January 21, 2014 7:56:42 AM

A motherboard needs to manage all the ram sticks with the same voltage, speed and timings.
If you have the sticks, try them.
If you are buying more ram, consider buying one matched kit.
Ram vendors will not support mixed ram. You are on your own there.
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January 21, 2014 7:58:18 AM

I have an ASUS Motherboard. It Set all in AUTO. How to set it in Dual Channel ? I am new hahaha :D 
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January 21, 2014 8:02:33 AM

geofelt said:
A motherboard needs to manage all the ram sticks with the same voltage, speed and timings.
If you have the sticks, try them.
If you are buying more ram, consider buying one matched kit.
Ram vendors will not support mixed ram. You are on your own there.


Yeahh your right. I think i will buy it on the same vendor with the same specification next time. I just use the other Stick on my other Desktop hehehe :D  I thought it will not work cause somebody told me that different RAM specs wont work. Including Frequency and Latency.
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January 21, 2014 8:09:16 AM

Just install in slots 1-3 or try 2-4 and see if it boots, if so look in CPU-Z (free utility program) and it will tell you what freq they are running at and in what mode (single/dual) in the Memory tab - the freq indicated will be true so double it for what the effective is - i.e. if 667 then you are at 1333. From there can then try manually setting to 1600
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January 21, 2014 8:23:02 AM

Tradesman1 said:
Just install in slots 1-3 or try 2-4 and see if it boots, if so look in CPU-Z (free utility program) and it will tell you what freq they are running at and in what mode (single/dual) in the Memory tab - the freq indicated will be true so double it for what the effective is - i.e. if 667 then you are at 1333. From there can then try manually setting to 1600


Ahh.. So it matter on the RAM Slot to dual channel. Haha. It add on my knowledge. Thanks for that. I am now running on Dual Channel. Freq. 666.5 9 - 9 - 9 - 24

Thanks for all of your Help Guys :D  :bounce:  :pt1cable: 


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January 21, 2014 9:14:12 AM

Glad to hear, now you can have some fun w/ it :) 
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January 21, 2014 9:19:49 AM

Another Thing. What Volt do I need to use?. A 1.65V or 1.5 only ? Because Vengeance Uses 1.5 and HyperX uses 1.65 for the 1x4gb 1600 kit. I wanna know which is better.

And Can someone explain to me about it Volts. What it can affect ?

Thanks in Advance :D  Heheeh
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January 21, 2014 9:46:33 AM

Good 1600/9 DRAM will run at 1.5 - if at 1.65 it's indicative of older models of DRAM or newer models that use weak ICs (memory chips). 1.5 is the Standard for 1600 sticks
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January 21, 2014 6:58:26 PM

Thanks Tradesman1 !!
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January 21, 2014 7:01:04 PM

No worries, glad to help ;) 
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