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Can I combine 9latency and 10 latency ram?

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July 18, 2012 12:00:30 AM

Hello, I currently am running 8gb or corsair low profile ram this model: and i would like to know if i can add this kit which has a latency of 10 now what i would like to do is have a large ram disk and have a bit more ram but i see this same kit says it runs at CAS 9 on this website: I want to be sure I am not going to buy this and have to remove my 8gb.
my motherboard is a gigabyte z68xp-up3 and supports up to 32gb of ram and I have 2 free slots. I am thinking this will be the last amount of ram for this rig. Thanks for all the help

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a c 149 } Memory
July 18, 2012 12:16:59 AM

It will probably work fine as long as you are willing to have both kits at cas 10-10-10-27. The 8GB sticks might not want to run at the tighter timings. That's probably a misprint on that website showing them at cas 9.
July 18, 2012 10:14:27 PM

Thanks for the reply but honestly speaking will that latency really show up? and coudnt i just tighten the 16gb kits timings?
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a c 149 } Memory
July 18, 2012 11:12:42 PM

You will never notice the higher latency anywhere but in synthetic benchmarks. The 16GB kits may only run at the higher latency but you can try.
July 19, 2012 12:20:57 AM

I was just looking into memory maximum for win 7 home is 16 gb so ill probably stick with that...and get just another 8gb kit(the same as i already have) due to the 90$ charge to upgrade windows and then another 110$ for the ram i might aswell just get 8gb for 50$ and get a bigger and vaster ssd with the prices dropping as fast as they are. Thanks for your help
July 19, 2012 12:21:33 AM

Best answer selected by sean91.
a c 146 } Memory
July 19, 2012 5:01:04 AM

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