Viper 3 Black Mamba + Venom Red

I got 8GB of Viper 3 Black Mamba @ 1600MHz with 9-9-9-24 timings.
Now, this may sound stupid, but I wanna match the colors of RAM slots.

I got a Z77 Asus Maximus V generation board.,r:2,s:0,i:74

I'd like to get 8 more GB of RAM, so for the color, I'd like Viper 3 Venom Red, also @ 1600MHz with timings 9-9-9-27 (or is maybe 24 - not sure).

My question is, is that possible?
I think it is, but before I do something stupid because of color, I'd like you guys to tell me it's safe.
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  1. When adding ram to what you have it's more important to match the timmings , speed and voltage then it is to match the brand also. The MB doesn't care what brand it is just that the timmings , speed and voltage is the same.
    You do know that once you put the ram sticks in you can't see the slots anymore. If your trying to match the overall color theme of the board and put black and red alternating ram sticks then that would be your preference to do so.
  2. Well, voltage is 1.5 on both, speed is 1600MHz on both and timings are 9-9-9-24.
    But on patriot's site they say it's 9-9-9-27 for red, even though in the specifications tab when I click the PDF document, it says it's 9-9-9-24.
    So yeah, only color is different... Same brand.
  3. Do you actually need the second 8gb set of ram? Are you doing video editing or rendering or 3D encoding?
  4. Well, I actually don't, but planing on starting with video stuff, and multiple programs in the background.
    So would it be OK, if the timings on the 2nd kit are 9-9-9-27, and the 1st 1 is 9-9-9-24.
    Same memory, in the spec sheet (pdf document on the patriot's site) it says it's also 9-9-9-24 for the 2nd kit.
  5. Actually, why don't you check it out for yourself.
    Under Specifications tab, go to "Download Spec Sheet"

    Under Specifications tab, for the 2nd 1, it says 9-9-9-27, but when clicked on Spec Sheet it says 9-9-9-24.
  6. Best answer
    The two sets will work and which ever has the slowest timmings then the other will run at that same timmings. The motherboard can't run two different timmings so it picks the slowest and runs that so if one is 9-9-9-27 and the other is 9-9-9-24 then they will both run 9-9-9-27. If there is actually a mistake in the description and they are both 9-9-9-24 then that's what they will run at. So even with all that they will both run together because they are both 1.5v and 1600mhz and it's just the one timming number, maybe. There won't be an issue with them running together.
  7. Best answer selected by Kajcha.
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