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February 21, 2013 10:59:43 PM

Hey guys
i want to add another dual channel memory kit to my existence Corsair Vengeance 1600mhz 2x4gb ddr3 dual channel kit 9 9 9 27 1.5v
cas 9
iam wndering whats the type of memory that will run ok with the ones i already have
i want to buy a
2x8gb kit
so now i have a couple of questions

Is it ok to install a kit with 1.65v? Or with faster speeds? Or diffrent timings? Or diffrent cas?
And if its ok do i have to change something when its istalled?

My specs:
gigabyte z77-d3h
i5-3570k @stock
a b } Memory
February 21, 2013 11:06:56 PM

Do you need more ram ? make sure that you need it...
I don't recommend going with a kit with 1.65v, the maximum voltage for ivybridge is 1.5v, so if you want to add ram, get it with no more than 1.5v, and yes, you can do it with 2x8GB or 2x4GB as long as it's in the same channel(color dimm slots).
You don't need faster speeds or different timings, it will not increase the performance.
February 22, 2013 1:23:22 AM

djangoringo said:
Do you need more ram ? make sure that you need it...
I don't recommend going with a kit with 1.65v, the maximum voltage for ivybridge is 1.5v, so if you want to add ram, get it with no more than 1.5v, and yes, you can do it with 2x8GB or 2x4GB as long as it's in the same channel(color dimm slots).
You don't need faster speeds or different timings, it will not increase the performance.


ok thanks but i meant if its ok to add the 2x8 kit with timing that is diffrent than the one i have
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a b } Memory
February 22, 2013 2:00:53 AM

Yes.
February 22, 2013 9:17:25 AM

djangoringo said:
Yes.

so the ram with 9-9-9-27 timing will run at its own speed and it wont get its speed changed if the other kit timing is diffrent?
btw may that cause problems if i had a kit thats speed is diffrent than the other kit?
a b } Memory
February 22, 2013 4:34:38 PM

Yes, it will run at dual channel, it will run at the slower timing speeds.
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