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Is mixing these two types of RAM acceptable?

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August 20, 2011 5:13:34 PM

Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.110622-1503)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
System Model: GA-MA785GMT-USB3
BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 635 Processor (4 CPUs), ~2.9GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4094MB RAM
Page File: 1840MB used, 6346MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11


Current RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

New RAM: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Series, voltage, and speed all seem to be the same, and the only difference is timing and latency.

Is it likely that I would run into any issues if I install the new RAM?

How much will performance suffer due to changes in latency and timing?


Thank you very much for reading

October 4, 2011 3:38:02 PM

Absolutely do NOT mix those up. Multiple sticks should have the exact same specifications, SPECIALLY timing and latency, in order to work properly.

Your performance will suffer to the point your computer probably won't even boot for the MB not handling the memory.

If you want to add up memory, look for the very same model you currently have :) 
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