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Of course RAM can be mixed - it's just that often when you mix DDR3 RAM it doesn't function properly or at all. That's why we routinely read about people doing this and having problems.

You can mix RAM of the identical part number and not have it work as Corsair has confirmed, so as always mixing of DDR3 RAM is a crapshoot even if the RAM voltage, frequency and latencies are identical. The risk is even higher when all the above are not identical.

If you have RAM and want to try mixing it, you have nothing to lose. If you need to buy RAM, then it's probably better to buy one RAM kit of the full quantity you need so you know it will work instead of potentially throwing your money away with new RAM that won't run properly with your existing RAM.

FYI - xd_1771 and I respectfully disagree on the mixing of RAM so you can decide for yourself what risk is right for you when it comes to buying new RAM and trying to mix it with existing RAM. At the current prices of DDR3 RAM IMO it's foolhardy to try and mix - but it's your dime so you get to chose what works for you. wink.gif
Edited by AMD4ME - 3/11/12 at 5:45pm