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This past black friday I ordered some RAM that was dirt cheap, but I was so excited over the price I didn't check speeds or timings before hand rolleyes.gif

This is what I currently have
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231401

This is what I ordered. I saw while it was shipping that the latency is pretty far off
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231416

Here's the problem, it just got here and I tested both sticks out and one of them is dead anyways. So I'm wondering if it's worth it to get a replacement or just get a refund. I'm not sure if mixing this with the RAM I currently have is even a good idea anyways, so that's why I was considering just getting a refund? I'm just not sure how well those 2 sets would work out.
Edited by TrustKill - 12/7/11 at 6:15pm
post #2 of 5
I'd get a refund, both sets run at substantially different timings and voltages, they possible could work together with some playing about. But it could be a pain in the butt to be honest. Try and stick with matching sets if you can.
 
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Yeah, no mixing the ramz. I would just get a full refund and get the Ripjaws X 8GB kit now for 30 bucks shipped. Same timings and speed....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231428


Also, UPS finally got them to you? lol
Edited by Lazloisdavrock - 12/7/11 at 6:18pm
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Yea they did after a little over a week -_- stupid UPS

And the only problem NOW... is that they deactivated the RAM I currently have lol ;; so I guess I'll just return this dead set, but I don't think I'll ever find a matching one sad-smiley-002.gif
post #5 of 5
Don't mix DDR3 RAM even of the same specs. Buy one, matched tested RAM kit of the full quantity you need, typically 4 GB. - 8 GB total. Be sure it is approved for your CPU as not all RAM runs well on both Intel and AMD CPUs. You obviously know to look for the proper speed also. DDR3 latency and frequency makes almost no system performance difference.
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