Long-time lurker, never posted. Apologies if I'm lacking some etiquette.
I currently have a 6GB kit of Corsair XMS DDR3-1600 memory - it's great, except that I still find myself using much of it during gaming. I got a decent deal on Newegg for a G.Skill 12GB kit and was pleased to simply double my existing capacity.
It struck me several hours later - am I able to use two sets of triple-channel memory? I have 6 slots for memory and the following specs for the respective kits:
Different sizes, different brands and different timings ? You don't ask for much do ya ? I have never had much luck unless both speed and timings were a perfect match ... gets harder when they are different brands .... never had any luck tho mixing any brand w/ Gskill.
I must have some good luck. I have mix and matched all kinds of memory.
They just all have to work at the slowest timing in most cases so the new stuff would run @ 9-9-9-24, hell you would not even need the 1.65 volts since the corsair sticks will be working at such loose timings.
I generally have not mixed such large sticks. 2 and 1 gig sticks 1 and 512mb sticks. all worked. Mixed Corsair/OCZ/Crucial/Patriot without issues