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Can I use RAM sticks from different brands?

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For example, if I had 2 4gb G.Skill 1600MHz sticks, would I be able to pair them up with 2 4Gb Kingston HyperX 1600MHz sticks?

Thanks in advance for any help!
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 3570k 4.6GHz @1.33v Gigabyte Z77x-UD3H MSI 560 ti Twin Frozr-II 2GB 1030/2060/2250 8GB Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
500GB Seagate Barracuda @7200 RPM x2 Samsung Super WriteMaster Corsair H100 + 4x Noctua NF-F12 PWM Lots of fans 
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NZXT Mix Fan Controller Kubuntu 11.10 >:D Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Some Dell 23 Inch Thingy... 
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Ducky 1087 Seasonic X-Series 850w (I know, overkill, I'm g... NZXT Switch 810 White Logitech G500 
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You should be able to. I just bought a 2 x 4GB kit of Patriot memory today and plopped them in with my 2 x 2GB kit of Kingston memory.
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You can, but it's not recommended. Modules of different chipsets can cause stability issues.
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Thread Starter 
Thanks to both of you for the answers!
I'll try it, see how it works out.
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 3570k 4.6GHz @1.33v Gigabyte Z77x-UD3H MSI 560 ti Twin Frozr-II 2GB 1030/2060/2250 8GB Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
500GB Seagate Barracuda @7200 RPM x2 Samsung Super WriteMaster Corsair H100 + 4x Noctua NF-F12 PWM Lots of fans 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
NZXT Mix Fan Controller Kubuntu 11.10 >:D Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Some Dell 23 Inch Thingy... 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky 1087 Seasonic X-Series 850w (I know, overkill, I'm g... NZXT Switch 810 White Logitech G500 
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Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Headphones: Sennheiser HD449 Speakers: Nakamichi SoundSpace 8 (second hand f... 
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Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 3570k 4.6GHz @1.33v Gigabyte Z77x-UD3H MSI 560 ti Twin Frozr-II 2GB 1030/2060/2250 8GB Corsair Vengeance 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingCooling
500GB Seagate Barracuda @7200 RPM x2 Samsung Super WriteMaster Corsair H100 + 4x Noctua NF-F12 PWM Lots of fans 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
NZXT Mix Fan Controller Kubuntu 11.10 >:D Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Some Dell 23 Inch Thingy... 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Ducky 1087 Seasonic X-Series 850w (I know, overkill, I'm g... NZXT Switch 810 White Logitech G500 
AudioAudioAudio
Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium Headphones: Sennheiser HD449 Speakers: Nakamichi SoundSpace 8 (second hand f... 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
2.4GHz Dual Core i5 Apple Foxconn Whatever Thingy They Use Intel HD3000 4GB 1333MHz DDR3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
500GB 5400RPm SuperDrive One fan (CPU idle: 55 Degrees) Mac OSX 10.6.8 (Screw Lion) 
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