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I just bought this kit:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416

And I was wondering if I could add it to my current kit ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211364 ) to get 12Gb of RAM. I know the G.Skill RAM is at 1600mhz but will my mobo auto scale it to 1333mhz and correct the timing or will I have to do that myself?
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I could be wrong but I think if you leave it at auto the board will use the slowest common timings
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I bought an 2x4GB kit to add to my 2x2gb kit... I assume it'll get here tomorrow, I'll report back if my computer doesn't explode from it wink.gif
I'm going from 1600mhz to 1333... and your going from 1333 to 1600.. we could both use eachother's RAM tongue.gif
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I could be wrong but I think if you leave it at auto the board will use the slowest common timings

Well timing and speed doesn't matter as long as it works. And if it doesn't then oh well 8gb can handle After Effects and Premiere Pro hopefully
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Yeah sure it will work. Mix matching though as you know is a no no here at least. not ideal for overclocking.
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Yeah sure it will work. Mix matching though as you know is a no no here at least. not ideal for overclocking.

Would it severely affect my OC?
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At best mixing of RAM is a crap shoot. It will definitely limit OC'ing.
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Mixing performance RAM with generic RAM is never a good idea.  Why you would need more than 8GB is beyond me, I make use of my 8GB to frequently edit large 1080p video files without ever using all of it.  Yes, there is a possibility that it will severely affect your OC.

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Mixing performance RAM with generic RAM is never a good idea.  Why you would need more than 8GB is beyond me, I make use of my 8GB to frequently edit large 1080p video files without ever using all of it.  Yes, there is a possibility that it will severely affect your OC.

Well if it isn't really worth it i'll just stick with the 8gb than.

Thanks everyone for the help
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