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I only rock G.Skill. IMO Crucial Ballistix are not the best ram. The can be a PITA. I would go with 8 GB 2x4 gb

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

You can mix 1333 Ram as long as you are using only 2 sticks as you will be able to run dual channel. If you run x3 sticks you will only be running single.
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Trust me my friend, g-skill is the only way to go. The guy above me linked a great set, and personally, I have become partial to the sniper series. Low voltage, great overclocking. Ive got a review on them too. Check these out.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231461
Stock at 1600mhz 1.25volts, I have them overclocked to 1866 on only 1.35v. Great ram, worth every penny.

But my mobo only goes up to 1600 anyways... And I won't see a difference between 1333 and 1600, right?
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So I'm okay to mix both 1333's even if they're not the same brand? I won't be overclocking the ram, but I do overclock the cpu.

Yes you will be ok if you mix them, the board should adjust the settings accordingly if you have it set to auto so they can run together.
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But my mobo only goes up to 1600 anyways... And I won't see a difference between 1333 and 1600, right?

There is no real world difference in 1333 to 1600 only benchmarks.
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8GB let me load maps much quicker, along with disabling my page file.
Edited by falconer65 - 2/5/12 at 7:41am
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Yes you will be ok if you mix them, the board should adjust the settings accordingly if you have it set to auto so they can run together.
There is no real world difference in 1333 to 1600 only benchmarks.

^ this is exactly what I thought. So, the AMD 1333 4gb stick wins at $17! thumb.gif

(And yes, the mobo's on auto, so it should match the ram speeds if there are any differences)
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But my mobo only goes up to 1600 anyways... And I won't see a difference between 1333 and 1600, right?


nope you will not see a difference at all.

 

 

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Cheapest,best solution is get another stick like the one you have..and run it in dual channel mode.You WILL notice a difference by doing that.
Or get an 8 gb kit of 1600..1333-1600 same same really

or i guess you could mix 'um..do they have the same timings/voltages?
 
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Cheapest,best solution is get another stick like the one you have..and run it in dual channel mode.You WILL notice a difference by doing that.
Or get an 8 gb kit of 1600..1333-1600 same same really
or i guess you could mix 'um..do they have the same timings/voltages?

yep. same timings and voltages
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post #28 of 30
Grab the second stick of ram for 16.99 if they're same timings and voltages, you won't see any increase in day to day use from higher frequency/ tighter timings. Why put more money into another 8gb ram kit when you can just grab another stick for less than half the cost of the kit, more expensive option won't net you any changes in day to day use.
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like everyone else said 8 for sure
i'm on 6 and I find that sometimes borderline
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I dont recommend mixing different brands of memory. If you are going to get another 4gb, get the exact same 4gb as the one you have now and put that in. Or just buy a dual channel kit of memory and sell the 4gb stick you have now. Mixing different types of memory can be a bad idea, and can cause instability.
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