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Mix and match Ram

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by jimortality, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. jimortality

    jimortality
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    what's the deal with this in 2016 please. I've googled it but everything seems to be from years ago. As long as I have the same mz and voltage that should be good yes? No? Cheers
     
  2. Fritz Anker

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    Mixing/matching brands or size? I would think as long as you match the size, timing, and speed of the memory you'd be OK (or you could match them in your BIOS) but that may be more hassle than it's worth. Size is a bit easier, just have to make sure your MB can support the size per slot.
     
  3. jimortality

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    Mix and matching brands. If I'm running 1600mz and the new ram is the same DDR3 then it should be ok? One might be Kingston the other corsair. Cheers
     
  4. Fritz Anker

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    Should be OK. No harm really in trying. Memory is the same size too? Some motherboards are selective on the size per slot pairing (8G+16G vs. 8G+8G). If it doesn't work, try separating the RAM into different slot pairs if single chips are supported, and if that doesn't work check your BIOS as well and remove any XMP profiles and/or check the latency specs to make sure they match. If you have it, your MB manual will state all of this and what memory is compatible.

    But, my guess it'll work - throw it in, and turn it on. Good luck.