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Currently I am using 2 DIMMs of 2GB G.skill 1333 8-8-8-21 1.5V http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231180
And 2 DIMMs of Kingston 1GB 1333 9-9-9-24 1.5V

I know they probably shouldn't be mixed but sometimes I need more than 4GB and I don't have enough cash for another set of G.Skill. I have been running them together for about 6 months with no problems.

I am wondering if I would see more performance in gaming if I remove the 2GB of Kingston and ran the G.Skill at 8-8-8-21 rather than let the Kingston ram bring it up to 9-9-9-24 even though its more RAM.
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Why not try dropping all the timings to the 8-8-8-21? I'm sure it will easily do it You might be able to lower them even further if you boost it to 1.65v (perhaps 7-7-7-19 would be in range?)
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the chips are the same
just take all the timings as one to the lowest as appleg has stated...

at 1333 you should be able to even get CL 7-8-7-20


So just go with 8-8-8-21 the kingston can handle it no problem
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Why not try dropping all the timings to the 8-8-8-21? I'm sure it will easily do it You might be able to lower them even further if you boost it to 1.65v (perhaps 7-7-7-19 would be in range?)
I was thinking the same thing. I dont really want to do much overclocking because the Kingston doesnt have heat spreaders and my motherboard is only 4+1 phase. You think it will be ok?
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Just go down to 8-8-8-21 all across the board..youll be fine...

if you go down to cl7 just pus a bunch of air on the memory chips...(youll prob have to raise the volts a lil bit to do so..
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Ok im going to just remove the kingston stuff until I need it.

What should I use to stability test my ram timings? I am currently at 7-7-7-19. I ran MaxxMEM and scores went up.
Edited by Shaded War - 10/21/11 at 9:13am
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