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November 8, 2009 9:40:03 PM

I am using 4gbs 2x2gbs GSKILL DDR2 1066 RAM on a Gigabyte GA-MA790X-UD4P motherboard. I accidentaly ordered Corsair Dominator 2gb 2x1gb DDR2 1066.

Now my question is can I install the two 1 gig sticks from Corsair in the last two slots next to the two 2 gig sticks of GSKILL ram? So I would be totaling 6 gigs of ram or should I just go ahead and RMA the corasir and get another 4 gigs of GSKILL.

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November 8, 2009 9:49:45 PM

The faster ram will reduce in speed to the slower ram (the timings). You'll probably be fine , having the same brand of memory is one of those enthusiasts obsession that is 90% cosmetic and 10% fact. Go for it.
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November 8, 2009 10:00:41 PM

You can, but mixing memory can cause issues and is best avoided. You will have to play with the voltage and timings a bit to get a stable setting along with a few hours of memtest, run it if it posts, to make sure it's stable.
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November 8, 2009 10:10:35 PM

The timing on GSKILL is 5-5-5-15 and Voltage is 2.00-2.10 and it is clocked at 800mhz because it just wont go to 1066. And the Corsair timings are 5-5-5-15 and Voltage is 2.20V. If it is going to be a pain I will just keep the product unopened and RMA.
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November 8, 2009 10:19:50 PM

You said both were 1066 but if you can go ahead and return it.
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November 8, 2009 10:24:22 PM

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You said both were 1066 but if you can go ahead and return it.
Yes both are rated at 1066, but this GSKILL ram has a lot of issues running at 1066. So just plug and play its clocked at 800mhz which is fine by me, Im just wondering IF I can safely run both. But I guess I will have to RMA.
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