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Last response: in Memory
February 12, 2013 2:54:15 PM

Thoughts/opinions on using these two together? (currently own)

System specs

Motherboard : Intel B75 Express Chipset
Processor : Intel Core i5-3450 Ivy Bridge / 3.1GHz (Max 3.5GHz) (3rd Generation)


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February 12, 2013 5:08:20 PM

First thing you should be aware of is that the pair from Newegg has CL10 vs your CL9 kit. If you were to put these two kits together, you'd have set the BIOS to run your RAM at CL10.

The second problem is the pair from Newegg operates at 1.5v, but your current pair needs 1.65v. This could be a problem for the pair from Newegg. You would have to set your DRAM voltage to ~1.66, because often times, using four (or more) DIMMs requires additional voltage for stability. Doing this may fry the pair from Newegg.

The above scenarios also takes into assumption that you actually successfully boot with the two mixed kits. A lot of times when RAM is mixed, systems will not have a display.
February 12, 2013 9:14:14 PM

Best answer selected by let it rain.
February 12, 2013 9:14:40 PM

Thank you!