RAM manufacturer important?

Hi everyone,
Currently I have 6GB DDR3 RAM (1333Mhz) running in my system. I want to add another 2GB of RAM to fill in all 4 RAM slots. My 6GB is runniong in dual channel, and with my i7 860 overclocked to 3608 Mhz, it runs at 1312 Mhz. My question is: as long as I buy a 2GB RAM 'stick' at 1333Mhz, can it be a different manufacturer and work with my current RAM? Which, by the way, is A-Data (Gaming Series).
Thanks for your help!
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  1. it's better to have same manufactorer, but it'll run good with others
  2. I have had both good and bad luck when mixing RAM.

    Try to match brand, capacity, timings, and speed of the RAM sticks for maximum compatibility. The more different the sticks are, the less likely it is that they will work together.
  3. I found a RAM stick which has the same speed, size, timings but only a different brand.. should be fine right?
  4. Leaps-from-Shadows said:
    I have had both good and bad luck when mixing RAM.

    Try to match brand, capacity, timings, and speed of the RAM sticks for maximum compatibility. The more different the sticks are, the less likely it is that they will work together.


    What he said - do you really want to roll the dice on your rig?
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