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Mixing memory- will this work

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August 5, 2011 4:00:19 PM

Shell shocker deal on newegg looks appealing, wanted to know if I could mix it with my current ram

current mobo -
current ram -

new ram -

2 empty ram slots on my mobo, however one of them is close to my cpu fan and the heatsink on the ram would likely get in the way. Would I be able to mix 2 sticks of the new ram with 1 stick of the old, or should I just take the heatsink off of one of the sticks so it fits?

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August 5, 2011 4:30:49 PM

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a c 347 } Memory
August 5, 2011 4:59:44 PM

Nope, that combo will not run :(  It's doubtful that 1.65v RAM will work together much less 1.50v RAM; the tollerance is ±0.1~±0.2v so your 1.80-0.15 = 1.65v vs 1.50+0.15 = 1.65v but that's the EXTREME. One is under-volted and the other over-volted and in my experience won't work or be reliable. They may work at 'SPD' of DDR3 1333 MHz 'assuming' there's a JEDEC #3 with 667 MHz see below. Use CPU-z to 'see' if there's a 667MHz @ 1.50v THEN the CAS timings on the CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9B MUST match.

Bottom-Line, it's nothing that 'I' would risk running in my rigs.

DDR3 1600 9-9-9-24 @ 1.80v
DDR3 1600 9-9-9-24 @ 1.50v
DDR3 1600 9-9-9-24 **** too much voltage disparity ****

PGS34G1600ELK -!
Frequency: 457 MHz
(Cas# Latency) 6
(RAS# to CAS#) 6
(RAS# Precharge) 6
(tRAS) 18
(tRC) 24
Voltage: 1.5V

Frequency: 533 MHz
(CAS# Latency) 7
(RAS# to CAS#) 7
(RAS# Precharge) 7
(tRAS) 20
(tRC) 27
Voltage: 1.5V
August 5, 2011 5:16:02 PM

Thank you for the quick reply. When I get home I will check CPU-z and see what's there. It look's like they just sold out of the ram though unfortunately.
a c 347 } Memory
August 5, 2011 5:28:37 PM

The bottom has fallen out of DDR3 1600 2x4GB pricing so I wouldn't loose any sleep over it, there's a crazy deal every day on Newegg; I'm on that site like crazy. Tomorrow it'll be the same or better on G.SKILL, Corsair or Mushkin - Mushkin is due for a 'Shell Shocker'.

The best deal is/was F3-12800CL8D-8GBXM for $60 ->
August 13, 2011 5:06:26 PM

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