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Can I use two diffrent kingston ram sticks with the same speed ?

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April 9, 2014 7:05:14 AM

I have Kingston 4GB 1600MHz DDR3 Non-ECC CL9 DIMM HyperX Blu and know I want buy this memory :
Kingston HyperX Fury Blue 4GB DDR3 1600MHz

Will I have problem with those ram sticks ?
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April 9, 2014 7:32:10 AM

you can use any 2 ram sticks together, but it really helps that they are the same speed and the same amount of gigs. you should have no problem with this, however what is the cas latency of the 2? you may want to raise/lower one to match the other if they dont already.
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April 9, 2014 3:31:10 PM

They might or might not play together, any time you mix DRAM from different packages, even the exact same model it can be problematic, sticks in a given package are tested to play together, tolerances are so tight, you can't just grab 2,4,8 sticks off an assembly line and say, yes these will all work together....also for those sticks 1600 and higher, the XMP programming is by the packaged set, a 2 sticks set may reuire a advanced timing of the tRFC at 208 and a 4 stick set may need 278
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April 10, 2014 2:33:19 PM

Danbuscus25 said:
you can use any 2 ram sticks together, but it really helps that they are the same speed and the same amount of gigs. you should have no problem with this, however what is the cas latency of the 2? you may want to raise/lower one to match the other if they dont already.


So if the gigs and the speed is the same I won't have problem ?
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April 10, 2014 2:43:48 PM

If you're lucky :) 
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April 10, 2014 3:29:46 PM

it is very rare for ram of the same speed size and brand to not work together, almost unheard of. id say you have about a 99.9% chance it will be just fine.
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April 10, 2014 3:48:49 PM

Might read through the forums here, see this problem every day numerous times, mixing DRAM isn't like it was with DDR and DDR2 where it was relatively easy
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April 11, 2014 12:59:12 AM

I wanted to buy the new Kingstom Ram because its new but if there is a chance of problem I will just buy the same ram as the one I have
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