Can I mix this Tri Channel memory combo Tags: Memory RAM Corsair Last response: February 27, 2013 6:18 AM in Memory Share midi25 February 25, 2013 7:57:50 AM Hi, I had 6GB of Corsair RAM in my PC and I decided to upgrade to 12GB. So I now have, 12GB Corsair (3x4GB) 1600MHz 9-9-9-24 latency Speed: 1600MHz Timing: 9-9-9-24 Voltage: 1.65V The problem I have now is that I don't know what to do with the old RAM. I have tried to put it in my Gigabyte EX58-UD5 board but it can't see it. Here is the spec of the old RAM, 6GB Corsair (3x2GB) 1333Mhz 9-9-9-24 Speed: 1333Mhz Timing: 9-9-9-24 Voltage: 1.50V I read somewhere that you can use FLEX mode in situations like this but it only applies to Single or Dual channel configs. Would my best option be to sell the RAM? Thanks More about : mix tri channel memory combo blazorthon a b } Memory February 25, 2013 8:26:19 AM Selling it is probably your best way to go. It has pretty different specs from your new kit, so mixing them could damage one or both kits in a worst-case scenario. midi25 February 25, 2013 8:31:03 AM That's what I was thinking but it's a shame to waste it. I need to up the RAM again so it would have been nice to use it. This leads me onto my next question. If I want to up the RAM again. Will it be best to buy the same 12GB kit? I've still got three slots left and the MB supports a max of 24GB. Thanks Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer blazorthon a b } Memory February 27, 2013 6:18:05 AM Well, it would be best to buy a whole new 24GB kit, but if you want to reuse what you have, then yes, you should buy another of the same kit for best chances of compatibility. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Can you mix ddr3 10600 tri channel memory in 3 slots with 12800 ddr3 tri channel Forum SolvedMemory Upgrade (currently have Tri channel DDR3) Motherboard is Quad Channel Forum SolvedWill X58 Tri Channel Memory Work on a Z87 Board ? Forum mix triple and dual channel, optimal choice of memory Forum SolvedWhat is Dual/Tri-Channel memory? Forum SolvedAMD Boards with tri channel memory Forum Tri-Channel Memory issues Forum SolvedNeed a single 4.0GB DDR3 Tri-Channel Memory at 1600 or 1866Mhz Forum SolvedTri-channel Memory on a Dual-Channel Board? Forum Memory upgrade from tri to dual channel Forum SolvedMixing Memory in Dual Channel Forum DDR3 Memory Help will Tri-channel memory Run as Dual Channel on 4 Slot Forum Dual Channel Board & Tri-Channel Memory Forum DDR3 Memory for Intel 17 Motherboards - Dual vs Tri Channel Forum Amd tri channel true 2x16x crossfire 2133mhz memory Forum Problems with Asus P6T mobo and OCZ Platium DDR3 tri channel memory Forum Ddr3 tri channel memory vs ddr3 dual channel Forum Core i7 & Asus P6T Deluxe - Memory selection - dual or tri-channel Forum Nehalem - Tri-Channel Memory What will you be getting - 3x 1GB or 2GB Forum Is it ok to mix CL5 and CL6 memory in separate channels? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !