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September 27, 2012 9:12:21 PM

otherboard: ASRock Z77 Extreme4 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

CPU: Intel Core i5-3570K Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz (3.8GHz Turbo) LGA 1155 77W Quad-Core Desktop Processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 BX80637I53570K

Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive

Video Card: SAPPHIRE 100355OCL Radeon HD 7850 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card OC Version

Power Supply: COOLER MASTER GX Series RS750-ACAAD3-US 750W ATX12V v2.31 SLI Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

Tower: COOLER MASTER HAF 912 RC-912-KKN1 Black SECC/ ABS Plastic ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

DVD Burner: Sony Optiarc 24X DVD Burner, Bulk Package 24X DVD R 8X DVD RW 12X DVD R DL 24X DVD-R 6X DVD-RW 16X DVD-ROM 48X CD-R 32X CD-RW 48X CD-ROM Black SATA Model AD-7280S-0B - OEM

Card reader: Koutech IO-RCM430 Multi-in-1 USB 3.0 Front Panel Internal Card Reader with USB 3.0 Hub (3.5")

Adapter: ASUS PCE-N53 Dual-Band Wireless-N600 Adapter IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n PCI Express Up to 300Mbps downlink 300Mbps uplink Wireless Data Rates 64/128-bit WEP, WPA2-PSK, WPA-PSK, WPS

RAM: CORSAIR Vengeance 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 15000) Desktop Memory Model CMZ8GX3M2A1866C9R
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Team Xtreem Dark Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model TXD38192M1600HC9DC-D

mainly asking if the RAM sticks can both be used at the same time, this is my first rig so help would be appreciated
September 27, 2012 9:23:13 PM

Yes, they will throttle down to 1600hz and must be placed in opposing banks, but there is also a chance that the RAM will not work together as they have not been validated together at the factory.
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September 27, 2012 9:24:31 PM

Those kits have different voltages according to my Google searches (1.65V for the 1600 kit and 1.5V for the 1866 kit). I would not mix them if I was you. I don't know if it's common, but the one time when I mixed two kits of different voltages, my lower voltage kit got fried.
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September 27, 2012 9:26:22 PM

Ooops, didnt check the voltages, that is one place where they should match as well. Just buy a single set 4x4gb if you want 16gb of RAM.
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