Dual Channel Memory..Using 2 different sets with different timings? Tags: Memory RAM Dual Channel Last response: December 29, 2010 12:06 PM in Memory Share blacksizzle December 29, 2010 4:45:17 AM I had 8gb of ram (4 x 2gb sticks). 1 stick recently went bad. I can only buy this ram in pairs, so I see no reason to buy 2 sticks when I don't need it. Instead I would prefer to buy 8gb (2 x 4gb). Problem is this ram has different timings. Will there be any negatives to having each set of ram run on different timings? I know my BIOS allows me to set each dual channel setup with different timings... I ahve More about : dual channel memory sets timings treefrog07 a b } Memory December 29, 2010 12:06:42 PM Actually, you will likely have to run all the RAM at the settings of the lesser RAM: the higher latencies of the two sets and the lower voltage of the two sets. Try to get RAM that matches your existing speed (MHz). m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources 2 sets of Triple Channel DDR3 with different speeds and timing Forum Solvedcan i use 2 different sized dual channel memory kits together Forum SolvedCan i run 2 different types of RAM in dual channel? Forum SolvedMixing 2 sets of RAM same CAS size/Latency/voltage/speed, slightly different timing Forum Solved2 different pairs of ram in dual channel MB Forum SolvedMatched sets of RAM vs 2 different buys at different times? Forum Dual Channel with 2 RAM modules with different capacity. Forum SolvedQualchannel mem on X79 with dual x2 different brand same speed dif clock set of 2 Forum Can i use different brands in the other 2 dual channel slots? Forum Solveddual channel in different brand ?? Forum SolvedDual channel memory, can I mistmatch different pairs? Forum SolvedIf I want to setup 2 different sets of speakers to one auxiliary port on my desktop, would I use an auxiliary splitter? Forum SolvedMixing ram with different CAS CL9 vs 10, 2/4 channel vs 3 channel and 1600 vs 1866? Forum Solvedcan activate dual channel with different speeds ? Forum Solved2 Different sets of ram? Forum SolvedMixing 2 sets of RAM same brand/speed, different size/latency Forum SolvedHow to configure 2 sets of dual channel memory? (Gigabyte mobo) Forum How to make a computer read two different gb of ram on a dual channel Forum Can I run dual channel DIMMs in different colored slots? Forum Same problem with 2 different sets of Motherboard/CPU Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !