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I have another pair of RAM coming in around the end of the week. They are also different clock speeds than my current ram, which is at 1333mhz, the ones coming in are 1600mhz, so should I wait until they come in before i start messing with OC or do it now and adjust later?
   
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post #2 of 8
Heck, do it NAW! At least you'll get an idea of the voltages you'd need when you're overclocking you're CPU. You can then adjust the RAM timings/voltages later when your new set of RAM arrives.
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post #3 of 8
Have you checked to make sure that the RAM is compatable with the other RAM in your machine,
As you could end up having some serious trouble getting them to work together,

And there is a good Possability that they wont work together as you will have two different RAM IC's conflicting with each other,

I might not be correct with this but there is a good possability that they wont,
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how would i be able to check if the rams are compatible with each other?
   
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post #5 of 8
I have the impression that as long as the timings, clocks and DDR type is the same, they should work nevertheless.
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Have you got the Model numbers for the RAM that you have in your PC and the RAM you have ordered ?
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post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by chinesethunda View Post
how would i be able to check if the rams are compatible with each other?
It is likely that the new RAM will be compatibe with your current ones. However, if you're planning to do it, the new ones then would have to be run at lower speed to match the 1333 ones. Thus, both sets would need to run at 1333 with same timings as the old ram.
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post #8 of 8
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i understand that the new ones would run at a lower clock speed, but they should not for the most part have any problems working together. so should I wait till i have both so i can set them to be the same? also my ram right now is running at 1066 instead of 1333mhz. how do i change that in the bios?
   
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