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Hey guys,

So i decided to upgrade my rig a bit, and maybe get into some light OC'ing.
(Finally replacing that awfull stock cooler with a venomous x, yay.)
And since my RAM wasn't on the high side to begin with i want to upgrade that aswell.

Another set of my 4gb corsairs is pretty cheap, however i also found a set of 8 gb ripjaws for not much more : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231311

They both run @ 1333mhz, 9-9-9-24, And i am planning to add the ripjaws in combination with the corsairs that i already have. My question is, will the brand difference make any difference ? (Probably a stupid question)

Also is it worth it to add more 1333mhz ram or should i just completly replace it with 1600 mhz ? How big would the difference be ?

Thanks in advance,
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if they both use the same amount of Voltage (usally 1.65 or 1.5) you should be good.
   
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I think you want to keep your RAM all the same model. Going from 1333MHz to 1600MHz you probably won't see a difference. If you're just using your PC for gaming and web browsing you can probably just stick with the 4GB you have now.

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post #4 of 7
When mixing ram, it's always a coin toss it seems like. Some motherboards don't like it, some ram doesn't like it. You'd be better off just buying a 2x4GB kit..it's only 50 bucks (even cheaper when they're on sale)

So yeah, sell your 2x2GB kit and buy that 2x4GB kit.
    
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Ok, Thanks alot for the info guys

Found out the corsairs are 1.6 V while the ripjaws run at 1.5 V
Could this difference be fixed in the bios ? ( I'll get the ripjaw 2x4 nevertheless and if they realy don't get along with the corsairs i'll just sell them or keep them as reserve.)
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Set the voltage for 1.60v, set timings for both, save, exit, boot and enjoy!

They will be fine at that voltage, just make sure you have some airflow on them. Also, you may have to raise your vtt aka vccio to 1.10-1.15v to run the extra sticks.

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post #7 of 7
i dont know about everyone else but i always buy ram at the speed i need for me to overclock my cpu and still be within the tolerance of the rams specs.

when overclocking knowing my ram is stable makes everything a lot easier, this way when im chasing voltages to fix instability i know its not ram related because i never go over the rams max specs.

as for mixing ram, ive done it before and given that your not overclocking or expecting the best performance its fine as long as all the ram's main features match, so say if you got a 1600mhz kit with 9-9-9-24-9 timings you would NEED an exact match for that.

however i would NEVER recommend running unmatched ram kits when overclocking.
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