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BSOD when RAM is set to stock

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I just added 6 more GB of Corsair XMS3 RAM to my PC so I now have a total of 12 GB (2GB * 6). Now I know i will get a wag of a finger, the RAM is not a perfect match, the first kit is 8-8-8-20 @1.65v the new set is 9-9-9-24 @1.65v. I was told that the speeds should not matter one will just slow down. (or speed up if OC). So I put the new ram in and set all the settings in BIOS to stock for the slower timing 1600 9-9-9-24 1.65v and I get a BSOD. I change only the speed down to 1333 and then it boots fine. Currently I have it set at 1.66v 8-8-8-20 1333 and I have a boot, but it will not at 1600 any ideas?
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have you tried just the new pair at stock clock and timings? you may have to loosen the timings more or you may have to set it to 8-9-9-24 as the CAS latency may be too high for the first set of sticks. This is why You should get at least matched timings on ram.
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Yeah the new pair I ran by themselves. I had some issues with windows using all the ram it would say 12 installed but only 7.88 usable. So I cleared CMOS a few times switched the stick about and then it worked. I will try the timing adjustment.
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Just pulled out the faster sticks, and tried once again with new ones set at stock, they booted to my log in screen in windows, I put in my password and then BSOD. So I started testing each stick and found out that 2 of the 3 are not working. I took them out and the better ram is running perfect at 1600 and 8-8-8-24. Guess I just have to return it and wait for a matching set to go on sale.

Thanks a lot for the quick response.
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