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OK to mix and match RAM?

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Right now, I have 2x2gb 1600mhz of GSkill Ripjaws (link), and seeing how RAM is cheap as hell right now and my RAM usage is almost 95% when playing BF3.. I decided it was time for an upgrade.
Right now, Gskill Ripjaws 2x4gb is $25... but it is 1333mhz versus my current kit that is 1600mhz. Is it OK to mix 2x2gb native 1600mhz RAM with 2x4gb native 1333mhz RAM?
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I mixed 1066 DDR2 and 800 DDR2 on my Mom's computer and it has been working for two years with it now; every day usage. I don't know what the implications for gaming will be, though.
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Mixing of RAM is never recommended nor guaranteed to work. Often mixing of RAM simply will not function.

RAM is so cheap right now it's better to buy one, matched, tested RAM kit of the full size you desire. More RAM allows you to open more apps or use larger apps like CAD, video editing, etc. It does NOT generally make any significant improvement in system speed. Most folks only need 4 GB. of RAM for gaming and normal apps. 8 GB. should be plenty for now and the future unless you use the above memory hog apps.
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Try to avoid mixing performance DDR3-1600 memory with generic DDR3-1333 memory, or you are sure to run into problems.

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