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I have a 2x2GB set of Patriot Gamer 2 and a 2x2GB set of G.Skill Ripjaws. Both have the same timings and speed (9-9-9-24 and 1600MHz) but the Ripjaws are 1.5v and the Patriots are 1.65v-1.7v. Is there any way to run them together? If not, which set should I use?
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post #2 of 11
From what I understand based off your sig rig, the Patriots would be better due to the higher voltage. I don't have a ton of experience with the last couple gens of AMD, but it works that way with Sandy Bridge. The low voltage RAM usually sucks. Also, it typically isn't a great idea to mix brands of RAM, especially if the voltages are different.
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This thread might be of some use to you:

http://www.overclock.net/amd-memory/...1090t-cpu.html
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post #4 of 11
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What is the worst that could happen if I combined them? Also, if I were to combine them, what voltage would you recommend running them at?

I forgot to mention; the G.Skill has a bigger heatsink than the Patriots. The Patriots are low-profile.
    
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post #5 of 11
Your system will not be "as" stable. But it will still be okay if your not heavily overclocking. I don't mix ram cause I am trying to reach 5.0 GHz with my Phenom II. Only advice you'll need is this: "KEEP THE TIMINGS AND VOLTAGE THE SAME!"
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post #6 of 11
I would recommend running them at 1.65v, however I'm not sure if you're G.Skill could handle that. If you run it too high you can fry your RAM. I would say pick a set and stick with that. Another option is to sell both kits and purchase a 2x4gb kit. You're better off running 2 sticks than 4 because it will limit your performance. AMD already has a poor memory controller so adding 2 more sticks will stress it more and cause a hit on performance.
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post #7 of 11
Start with 1.60V and check for stability. If unstable ,set the timings @ 10-10-10 or keep 9-9-9 , but raise the voltage
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post #8 of 11
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I would recommend running them at 1.65v, however I'm not sure if you're G.Skill could handle that. If you run it too high you can fry your RAM. I would say pick a set and stick with that. Another option is to sell both kits and purchase a 2x4gb kit. You're better off running 2 sticks than 4 because it will limit your performance. AMD already has a poor memory controller so adding 2 more sticks will stress it more and cause a hit on performance.
First of all. You shouldn't need to run them at a voltage that high anyways. Also, G.skill memory can handle anything, literally. Plus, AMD's controller can handle 4 sticks... with no performance hit. AMD is stuck in 2008 not the late 90's.
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Ok, if I go with just one set, which is better? The one with higher voltage or the one with a better heatsink?
    
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Ok, if I go with just one set, which is better? The one with higher voltage or the one with a better heatsink?
they are the same. doesn't matter.
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