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). Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumTwo dual -channels with same speeds but different timings ? Forum2 sets of Triple Channel DDR3 with different speeds and timing Forum2 sets of ram, different purchase date but same model wont work Forum[Install] Having two sets of memory with different CAS ForumSetting the same timing for RAMs with different timings ? ForumRAM with different frequency & dual channel question ForumMixing 2 different rams (capacity) in single channel ForumMixing memory (same DDR 2 -667 & CAS 5, but different other timings ) ForumMixing RAM of two different timings ForumMemory compatibility, does different timings matter? ForumAdding DDR 2 with different supported timings ForumCan i use different brands in the other 2 dual channel slots? ForumIntel i5 3550p & AS Rock Z77 PRO 3 ForumCorsair Simms with 1066MHz for new MoBo; can I get a list? ForumConstant memory errors with GIGABYTE GA-890XA-UD3 and Corsair memory ForumOnly memory stick is seen what would be the problem? ForumCant decide which mother board I sould go with ForumIs this motherboard compatible with my machine? ForumAsus P7p55D-E Pro compatible memory ForumOdd admount of memory More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !