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Pretty much, is it a big deal..?
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The important thing to remember when mixing ram is that they're timings should be the same. As in, any set you do should have timings that are for example 7-7-7-28 for 2, 3 or 4 sticks of rams. If you try and mix any other timing more often than not you will encounter no boot, bsod, etc.
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Speed/timings/voltage, same thing is preferable. Small difference may be okay but likelihood is they'll be limited to slowest kit. Sometimes the ICs conflict and it doesn't work well at all.
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Its not the accepted way of doing it.....but if it works,try it. Voltages are something to watch for and,as said previously,timings will probably be restricted to the slowest kit.
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It won't be a problem as long as the difference between the sticks are small. All of them will be limited to the slowest speed.
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post #6 of 7
Its kinda not something I would run in my personal computer because I need 100% (or close to) stability. I wouldn't sell you a computer with mis-matched ram either.
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post #7 of 7
If it's generic RAM at generic specs I see no problem but that's it
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