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Mix and match ram

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November 25, 2012 4:03:40 PM

hi all, i'm just wondering if it's ok to mix and match different brands or at least different models of ram in a system. i currently have a a dual channel 8gb kingston running at 1600 and wondered if i could throw in a different brand running at 1600 also. if i can is there a downside? or should i just stick to one brand one model? thanks for the help!

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a b V Motherboard
November 25, 2012 4:13:21 PM

Match with speed and timing of memory. Different brand will work.
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November 25, 2012 4:44:07 PM

mubin said:
Match with speed and timing of memory. Different brand will work.


Lets say the speed is the same, would a CL2.5 work with 3x CL3's?
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a b V Motherboard
November 25, 2012 4:50:54 PM

You may need to manually set cl. Many memory memory has different timings setting. It may work.

But buy ram with matching timings.
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November 25, 2012 9:06:44 PM

mubin said:
Match with speed and timing of memory. Different brand will work.

ok rad, i was hoping that was the case and i wouln't want to any different timings or speed, just thinking of christmas and what someone might get me
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