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September 24, 2011 10:51:58 PM

hi, i would like to add two more sticks of rams to my msi p67 system. i currently have this:

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

1333, 10600 ram 4 gb.
i would like to get 4 more gb of 1333 10666 ram. would this be okay?
one thing that annoys me is difference between 10600 and 10666.
thanks

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a b } Memory
September 24, 2011 11:10:47 PM

The ram sticks need to match.
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a b } Memory
September 25, 2011 12:02:35 AM

Yep, you should go for the exact same model as before.
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September 26, 2011 3:21:31 AM

what would happen if i dont. because when i used ddr2 with wolfdale platform, i had 2 sticks of 1GB 800Mhz and 2 sticks of 512MB 667Mhz. and they automaticaly set frequency to lower stick which is 667. well i overclocked to 800 later with no problem.
is it same principal for ddr3 as well or is there more complexity than ddr2?
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a b } Memory
September 26, 2011 10:16:18 PM

There's always the possibility that it could work, but I think for most people the sticks just won't work together, and only one will be able to be used. I think DDR3 is slightly more picky.
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September 28, 2011 3:06:11 AM

I see. are there anyone who tried mixed ram sticks on sandy bridge platform?
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a b } Memory
September 28, 2011 3:18:18 AM

Seriously, it almost always doesn't work. What's wrong with getting the RAM from that link you sent?
There may not be a difference between 10600 and 10666 (http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/274587-31-10600-10666...) but you should still get the exact same model as you already have.
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September 28, 2011 3:46:35 AM

its because im on a budget and i would like cheapest and realiable 1333 sticks..
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a b } Memory
September 28, 2011 11:11:29 AM

Well, honestly, it'll be worth the extra $5 or whatever you save to have sticks that actually work. You have no choice; you must get that model, or else buy a new set of 8gb (but that certainly wouldn't save you money).
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