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Will Same Brand Same Speed RAM Work, even if different Memory Capacity?

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May 24, 2014 10:25:28 PM

Hello world, just build a PC (Asked ALOT of questions on here and you guys helped ALOT!) and I was playing some HD Minecraft with 119 Mods activated on MAX settings, and suddenly it crashed and said it was out of memory. I have Kingston HyperX FURY 8GB Kit (2x4GB) 1866MHz DDR3 CL10 DIMM installed, would it be ok to upgrade to two more sticks, same brand & speed but a higher capacity to make 24GB RAM? I'm looking to upgrade and add Kingston HyperX FURY 16GB Kit (2x8GB) 1866MHz DDR3 CL10 DIMM. Thanks for the answer (I'm assuming it's ok but I know people always have problems with RAM so I figured I'd ask!)

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a c 185 } Memory
May 24, 2014 10:29:43 PM

Mistake proof is to use EXACTLY the same ram.

But put in the 16gb and make sure that works. Then add whatever you can. If they have exact same speed AND timings it might work. But don't count on it. 16GB is enough anyway.
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a b } Memory
May 24, 2014 10:30:55 PM

No 2 kits are the same, even the when they are the same model number and spec. You could have different brand ICs, and even a different color PCB.

That said, I personally don't have a problem with mixing RAM kits. You just have to lower your expectations.
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a c 5305 } Memory
May 24, 2014 10:43:19 PM

damric said:
No 2 kits are the same, even the when they are the same model number and spec. You could have different brand ICs, and even a different color PCB.

That said, I personally don't have a problem with mixing RAM kits. You just have to lower your expectations.


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Yep, even mixing the same exact model can be problematic, that's why there are so many sets available, sticks in a set are tested to work together (also XMP programming is by the packaged set), if mixing sticks was as easy as many claim - they would simply sell single sticks and make more money ;) 

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a c 185 } Memory
May 24, 2014 10:58:11 PM

Or you could go into a pc shop and ask for 'A bag of mixed ram sticks please'
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a c 5305 } Memory
May 24, 2014 11:06:16 PM

i7Baby said:
Or you could go into a pc shop and ask for 'A bag of mixed ram sticks please'

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Like buying M&Ms, get a variety of colors ;) 
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a c 185 } Memory
May 24, 2014 11:08:54 PM

Or they ask for how much you want in weight lol - 'half a pound of mixed ram sticks please' lol
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a b } Memory
May 24, 2014 11:11:31 PM

How about a gumball machine that is filled with ICs?
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a c 5305 } Memory
May 24, 2014 11:20:11 PM

Mix the ICs up and glue on a stick
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May 24, 2014 11:56:10 PM

Ok lol this thread got funny. Thanks guys I just wont upgrade then! I literally just built the PC 4 days ago, figured it would be a good investment but nevermind haha
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a c 5305 } Memory
May 24, 2014 11:59:58 PM

Sorry we got carried away ;)  but if you do the upgrade (good idea) you still will have 16GB and be in better shape, and you can always try and add the sticks (they MIGHT play together, no guarantees), if they don't give me a shout or a PM, DRAM is sort of a specialty of mine and we might be able to get them to play, if not should be able to sell them off and get some of the 16GB investment back
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