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I'm going to be getting another 8GB set of RAM for my system, totaling 16GB (don't ask why..)
This 8GB set is on sale for really cheap. Anyways the problem is that the memory that is on sale is DDR3 1333MHz, and the stuff in my system is DDR3 1600MHz. They both have identical CAS Latency, timings, and voltages. But they're just clocked different. So I was wondering, Would it be better to add the new set, set my current 1600MHz memory at 1333MHz and lower the CAS Latency and timings, or just to keep the current, and make the new set run at 1600MHz.

Also. This new set does not have heat spreaders.
Edited by Lanathide - 12/22/11 at 2:55pm
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I wouldn't mix RAM with different speeds, no.
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I wouldn't mix RAM with different speeds, no.

This^^^^ im guessing you have 2 x 4GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 CL8 kit in your sig rig. so get to more of them. Get the same kit you have thumb.gif
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I agree. Go with the same kit you had before just to make sure you dont have any problems later. thumb.gif
 
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No, mine is Cas 9. But I was anaware there would be a problem with running both ram at 1333mhz....
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No, mine is Cas 9. But I was anaware there would be a problem with running both ram at 1333mhz....

np, some people may disagree but i beleive its should not be mixed. i would get another 2 x 4GB G.Skill RipjawsX 1600 CL9 kit if thats the RAM you have already thumb.gif
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But that is 45$
the stuff i'm looking at is on sale for 25$. So if it can be done, I'd like to know if it can period.
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You probably could mix them and you may have problems but you may not. It's a fifty fifty chance that you would have problems because manufacturers make things slightly different. You could try it and if it doesn't work then return them but no promises on whether it will function correctly.
 
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you're aware of it now..my prediction(if you get it) you will have to run @ 1066
 
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