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Mixing Desktop Memory Models?

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a b } Memory
November 18, 2012 6:19:25 AM

For compatibility the motherboard and the CPU are important too. So, what models? And do not mix kits. 8GB are enough if not running memory demanding applications.
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a b } Memory
November 18, 2012 6:24:13 AM

I would choose from these listed compatible kits (see all 4 pages)
And again, either 2 similar kits or only one.
And instead of 2 kits of 2x4, it's better 1 kit of 4x4.
November 18, 2012 6:37:13 AM

Well,it would an 8gb and a 4gb pack that would total out to the 12gb I wanted. The Corsair Vengeance I desire appears to be comparable.
a b } Memory
November 18, 2012 6:39:36 AM

I wouldn't mix the kits. Why don't you go for a 4x4 kit? And why necessarily 12GB?
November 18, 2012 6:59:56 AM

Best answer selected by Daratum.
a b } Memory
November 18, 2012 7:20:10 AM

When all 4 slots used, the load increases. That's why it's better to use kits recommended by the manufacturer. They have been tested and are guaranteed to work with the board.
November 18, 2012 7:22:45 AM

I noted that the sticks I was going to purchase werent DDR 3 1866 like recommended. Thanks for the head up.