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 Post subject: ram mixing
PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:49 pm 
Klamath
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Just wonder if mixing ram is a good idea I currently have 8 gigs. Of patriot ram
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820220570
I have two free slots available and have 2- 2 gigs of gskill
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.a ... 6820231416
what are your thoughts is it worth it ?


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 Post subject: Re: ram mixing
PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:56 pm 
Smithfield
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You can mix and match RAM from different vendors.

The question is do you really need another 8GB?


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 Post subject: Re: ram mixing
PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:05 pm 
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I don't know if I do but it's just laying around collecting dust the way I see it I should put it to good use you know. Just wondering if there would be issues with the two brands that's all .


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 Post subject: Re: ram mixing
PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 3:04 pm 
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No, your motherboard doesn't really care who made the RAM, as long as it meets specifications.


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 Post subject: Re: ram mixing
PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:24 pm 
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What if one of the sticks has different voltage one is 1.5v the other 1.6


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 Post subject: Re: ram mixing
PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2014 4:39 pm 
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It probably won't work if your motherboard only accepts 1.5V, or the RAM has to be downclocked.


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