I just purchased a core i7 920 with Gigabyte ud5 board and corsair ddr3 2gb (2*1gb) kit. i want triple channel mode and so i am contemplating buying 1 more 1gb ddr3 stick. i might not get the same make, brand or CAS, but i heard that Intel Flex Memory allows you to mix and match RAM of different specifications. i want to know whats the extent i can mix and match, i.e. make, brand, speed, size and CAS latency... anyone can help me on this?
Hmm...Yep, correct... i have the Corsair 2*1gb ddr3 1333mhz 9-9-9-24 and so if i buy lets say apogee or crucial or any other brand 1333mhz 9-9-9-24 1gb (if i get it in the firstplace) so there shouldnt be any probs then....?
It will "probably" work but mixing and matching memory is never recommended if you can avoid it. Also, I am not aware of any testing on this as it is too random at times. The only way to know is to install and test it yourself.
And, I am not certain we even sell single DDR3 modules so not adding the exact same memory lowers your odds and also your likelihood of success.