Can I mix these two RAM modules. The only difference I can see is that the timing on one is 8-8-8-24 and on the other is 9-9-9-24. Is this a problem? I already have 8 GB of the 8-8-8-24. I thought I had ordered 24 GB from newegg but they only sent me one and now they're out of stock. I could buy the 8-8-8-24 off of Amazon but it's $54 more expensive...
Yes, in the BIOS there should be an option to set timings, if it's not done automatically. Set them both to 9-9-9-24 to be safe. But if you feel like OCing (idk why you wouldn't) you can bump them all to 8-8-8.
Great! If it's that easy I wonder why they charge 50% more for the 8-8-8-24 RAM. I mean I have enough invested in this computer that I don't mind spending a little extra to avoid headaches down the road but if you think the 9-9-9-24 RAM will work I'll just go ahead and order it now.
It's frustrating because I know I ordered 24 GB from Newegg but when I submitted the order they said my order needed to be changed but they didn't tell me what was changed and for some reason I couldn't find the discrepancy at the time. It's annoying because I live in Germany and the shipping for the build was $150 and I had to wait a couple weeks to get it.
I basically just used the DIY8 hotrod build listed at the end of the below link on videoguys.com. When I did a search on Newegg for the RAM they suggested I came up with the RAM that I bought. But you're saying it's not even the right stuff for me? I'll follow your advice and return it, but can you suggest a specific RAM module for me?
I'm not going to buy RAM over here because I'll just get killed on the exchange rate. I don't know why the newegg shipping was so much (since it shipped to an APO address) but I'll use Amazon for this RAM purchase which should be free since I'm a Prime member.
That is the kind of kit you should be looking for .
The cl9 timing is not that special . I believe you would see performance gains in encoding and editing by using lower timings , but they will cost more so its really a matter of budget .
You can also check the supported memory on the Asus page http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1366/P6X5...
But in practice its very rare for memory [ of the right spec] not to work , even when its not on that list
Mixing RAM is never recommended and often will not function together. It's a crap shoot.
At the low current prices of RAM you would be smarter to buy a Tested, MATCHED RAM kit instead of mixing and hoping that two different RAM DIMMs will work together as they often won't even with the same timings.
Thanks for the advice Striker. I bought the Vengeance RAM that you listed. I did a little research and found a Tom's article that suggested that expensive RAM really isn't worth it. I wouldn't have minded spending a little extra if it would have made a real difference but it's always nice to save money. Thanks again for your help!