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July 11, 2012 8:22:52 AM

Hi, simple question, can I mix 2 2gb RAM 1600 Mhz with 1 4gb RAM 1333 MHz??? (all the same timings)

I know I wont get the 1600 MHz but I'm improving my PC and I want to know if I can keep all 3 memories connected until I buy 2 more 2gb 1600 MHz memories...

thanks :D 

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a c 146 } Memory
July 11, 2012 8:29:18 AM
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Its better not to mix, but it mostly works fine.

It will just clock the 1600MHz to 1333MHz.

That's all : )
a c 146 } Memory
July 11, 2012 8:31:22 AM

There will not be any visible improvement between those speeds.

Maybe 1 more RAM stick of the same 1333MHz RAM would be better for u.

U can always try to overclock it to 1600MHz.

It fairly easy these days.
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July 11, 2012 8:38:45 AM

I think my motherboard doesn't support RAM OC it's an ASUS P8H77-V LE...

That is what I'm trying to decide... I have not bought the RAM yet, should I buy 1 4Gb 1333 MHz instead of the 2x 2GB 1600? is there any real improvement between the 1333 and 1600? I was planning to finally have 4x 2Gb 1600MHz, should I keep my 4gb memory and get another 1333MHz 4gb one?
a c 146 } Memory
July 11, 2012 8:39:49 AM

Whats your CPU?
a c 146 } Memory
July 11, 2012 8:42:26 AM

RAM speed comparison - We're looking at a less than 2% difference from the fastest to the slowest.



July 11, 2012 8:52:52 AM

great memory, great price, saddly I'm from Chile and I don't think newegg ship to this country, and if they do, I think the price will be a lot higher. Here the price of that is around $100 so I think you will understand that my pocket is far away from the real good stuff :D 

...That's the reason that I'm buying one of those options that I said... and my CPU is an Intel i5 3450 3.1Ghz
a c 146 } Memory
July 11, 2012 8:54:58 AM

Yeah, they don't ship.
July 11, 2012 9:04:55 AM

thanks anyway for that benchmark, I'll just buy another 1333MHz 4Gb...
a c 146 } Memory
July 11, 2012 9:12:46 AM

It will do fine for u.
July 11, 2012 10:42:07 AM

what do the numbers mean? mine say on them 10-10-10-27? 2x 8Gb DDR3, 1600MHz, 1.5v.
and how do you overclock ram?
cheers.
Gaz.
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July 11, 2012 11:21:20 AM

gotcha. so mine are slow. lol! :sarcastic: 

:D 
a c 146 } Memory
July 11, 2012 11:27:13 AM

ginja-ninja said:
gotcha. so mine are slow. lol! :sarcastic: 

:D 

Hi there, I have opened thread in your name. Its your thread now, so take care of it : )
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/316091-30-overclock

Its better to discuss your questions there, so this thread will not confuse anybody, especially MashGM : )
July 11, 2012 11:38:54 AM

cheers man! (sorry for the thread hijack)

:D 
July 21, 2012 7:07:07 PM

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a c 146 } Memory
July 25, 2012 11:32:36 PM

Good luck!
a c 146 } Memory
July 25, 2012 11:33:27 PM

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