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So I have 4 sticks of Mushkin DDR3 and would like to split them into 2 sticks for 2 computers.

They are all the same model but I bought them in 2 kits of 2.

I forgot which sticks came in which kit.

I know RAM is usually put into a kit with other sticks that have similar capabilities/limits but apart from that, will mixing like this cause any other problems?

as far as I know it shouldn't, but just wanted to double check...

(also is there any way to figure out which stick they were paired with? they're enhanced essentials 1333, but from what's on them (the stickers) I can't seem to find anything helpful on them...)
Edited by Sainesk - 5/5/11 at 2:55pm
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post #2 of 5
If they are the same kits then it's fine. Pretty sure it works like this, you can have any stick paired up but your limited by the weaker one.

Like if you use 1600 mhz ram with a 1333 mhz stick, Then you can't use the 1600 mhz stick to it's full potential because the 1333 ram can't. There's also variables like 1.5v and 1.65v ram but usually 1.5v sticks don't have a problem overvolting.
post #3 of 5
Are they the same actual speed/timing rating?
If you have to you can test it one DIMM at a time but having a look at the product boxes could perhaps easily solve your problem. If the ratings are exact same it doesn't matter which one you pair with which.
post #4 of 5
My Corsair sticks have small numbers in sequential order, indicating that they were made together.
Maybe your sticks have something similar?
Shouldn't matter either way.
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Are they the same actual speed/timing rating?
yea same model, speed, timing and everything, the only real difference I see is under their barcode one ends in 009, other in 011, and the other two sticks much higher, but dunno if a low number was paired with high number or not

oh and the black square things on them have different letters/numbers on them too, but no two sticks stand out as a pair...
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