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Can I use these 2 Memory cards on the same PC

(Sorry if this is in the wrong sub-category. didn't know where to put this since I'm not a huge computer person :3)


so I was looking at building my own PC and I was wondering if I could use these 2 Memory cards on the same PC or would I have to choose one.

Kingston Blu 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory
Kingston HyperX 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3-1600 Memory

So like above should I only use one of them or can I use both of them to get 16gb?
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  1. In theory, it should work. However, it's best to keep all your memory modules identical to prevent running into any issues :)
  2. They seem to have the same speed, timings and voltages. (1600 mhz, 9-9-9-27 at 1.65V)

    Should be fine as long as your IMC can handle the 1.65 volts the require.
  3. mocchan said:
    In theory, it should work. However, it's best to keep all your memory modules identical to prevent running into any issues :)


    Anonymous said:
    They seem to have the same speed, timings and voltages. (1600 mhz, 9-9-9-27 at 1.65V)

    Should be fine as long as your IMC can handle the 1.65 volts the require.

    This is the PC I built http://pcpartpicker.com/p/klvx
  4. Best answer
    Get two sets of these - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmx8gx3m2a1600c11

    Your i5's warranty would be automatically voided if you use those Kingstone modules as they have voltages of 1.65v. Intel CPU's can ONLY use 1.5V unless you want to void your warranty :)
  5. mocchan said:
    Get two sets of these - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/corsair-memory-cmx8gx3m2a1600c11

    Your i5's warranty would be automatically voided if you use those Kingstone modules as they have voltages of 1.65v. Intel CPU's can ONLY use 1.5V unless you want to void your warranty :)

    So scrap the other ones and get 2 of those?
  6. Or get one of these - http://pcpartpicker.com/part/gskill-memory-f31600c10d16gao
    Cheaper, lower latency, and only uses two slots.
    EDIT: If you don't care about low profile get these: http://pcpartpicker.com/part/patriot-memory-pv316g160c0krd
  7. kekoslayer29 said:
    So scrap the other ones and get 2 of those?

    Yes, either the ones I linked or the ones Someone linked. Both are good options. Just be sure to stay away from 1.65V rated memory to prevent voiding warranty on any Intel CPU :)
  8. mocchan said:
    Yes, either the ones I linked or the ones Someone linked. Both are good options. Just be sure to stay away from 1.65V rated memory to prevent voiding warranty on any Intel CPU :)

    Alright thanks. So this is what it's at right now. It's all good and can play like BattleField 3 or something on ultra?
  9. kekoslayer29 said:
    Alright thanks. So this is what it's at right now. It's all good and can play like BattleField 3 or something on ultra?

    You're very welcome.

    And yes, your PC should be well equipped to play BF3 on Ultra settings. However, you may want to use custom settings and mix/match High/Ultra settings or else you may experience FPS dips :)
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