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October 19, 2012 12:45:50 AM

I just bought:

ASRock Z77 Extreme4 motherboard < http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... >

GSkill Ares low profile memory < http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... >

I didn't realize that the mobo came with free memory...

My question is can I use both sets of memory with the mobo listed above? The free memory that cam with is:

PATRIOT G2 Series memory < http://www.amazon.com/Patriot-Division-PC3-12800-9-9-9-... >

Thanks!

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October 19, 2012 12:53:26 AM

probably not a good idea since one set is 1.5v and one set is 1.65v. in order to get both sets to work you would have to run them all at 1.65v which is not good for a 1.5v set. not good for a ivybridge motherboard either. i would just use the 1.5v set.
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October 19, 2012 12:57:19 AM

Weird, the sticker on the ram box says 1.5V for the PATRIOT G2 Series. If it's 1.5V what would your answer be?
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October 19, 2012 12:57:21 AM

Ya, and mixing RAM sticks often doesn't work anyway.
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October 19, 2012 1:03:28 AM

should work then, the last timing on the ares isnt listed, it might be 27 and not 24. so you might have to run both sets at 27. thats fine though.
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October 19, 2012 1:08:00 AM

Says 9-9-9-24 on the Ares package. Would I have to do anything special or just plug it in
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October 19, 2012 1:22:10 AM

should just work, go into your bios to make sure the timing are correct afterwards. if it works it works if it doesnt... well, it doesn't. no harm in trying though
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October 19, 2012 2:19:05 AM

Thank you for your help!
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October 19, 2012 2:19:17 AM

Best answer selected by thefletch30.
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