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RAM Upgrade Q

I currently am using http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820146748 but one of the sticks recently started giving errors so I am trying to RMA it. In the meantime I want to add more RAM if I upgrade the CAS and or speed will it help, since 2 will be fast and 1(2) will be slower. Because I read some where that one or both of those only work as slow as the slowest one.
Considering:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231275 Faster CAS

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211409 "Faster Speed/Cheap"
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277 "", HQ

Will any of these work at their potential if I use my previous RAM alongside with it.
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    From the RAM you listed my recommendation is none of them. Get yourself another set of Mushkin Enhanced Essentials 4GB (2 x 2GB) Model 996586. Also, I don't recommend mixing brands with different ICs, or mixing Frequency, CAS, Voltage or Type.

    When you RMA your RAM then send BOTH stick back in exchange for a new matched kit.

    1333 9-9-9-24-?N @ 1.5v old
    1600 9-9-9-24-2N @ 1.5v new
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    1333 9-9-9-24-2N @ 1.5v

    1333 9-9-9-24-?N @ 1.5v old
    1333 8-8-8-24-?N @ 1.5v new
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    1333 9-9-9-24-?N @ 1.5v
  2. Best answer selected by Sneakyy.
  3. Ok thats what I thought I would do, also how long does it usually take companies to respond to RMA's?
  4. From the time Mushkin receives the RAM, 2-3 business days to process, and whatever time shipping takes has been my experience. Just pack them well in a box.

    Site http://www.mushkin.com/Resources/Support.aspx

    Good Luck!
  5. Last Q, what could happen if I do mix and match because this looks like a nice upgrade ATM " http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231426&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL022411&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL022411-_-EMC-022411-Index-_-DesktopMemory-_-20231426-L0A " 70$ for 8GB of HQ RAM.
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