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Hi guys

Now I know mixing RAMs is bad and it will most of the time result in unstable system. but in my case its a little different.

Now I have this memory Corsair 8GB kit 1600MHz 4GBX2 CMP8GX3M2A1600C8 and I want to buy another 8GB kit. but the problem is that the store only have Corsair 8GB kit 1600MHz 4GBX2 CMP8GX3M2A1600C9. Now if you look at the serial number they are almost the exact same thing BUT the store RAM runs at 9-9-9-24 and mine runs at 8-8-8-24. my question is can I mix those too and try to run both of them at 8-8-8-24 ? will this result in unstable system?

also why I can't find the C8 memory in corsair website?

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mixing RAM is not recommend it but it works sometimes andit will require setting up right timings/voltage ,i'm running 8gb and 4gb at the same time (stable),what's the voltage on this RAM ?
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most likely you'll have to run both sets at 9-9-9-24 unless the new set you get can run any tighter timings. You might be able to do 8-9-9 or 8-9-8 depending on how well it performs.
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post #4 of 5
I contacted GSkill on this as well and they told me RMA the ram and they would give market value for the ram towards purchasing a new set. I wasn't aware that they would do things like this, might wsnt to contact Corsair and see if they do something similar
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Hi guys I have a similar question.

I currently have G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1866 (PC3 14900) Desktop Memory Model F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR ram and want another 2 sticks to hit 16gb.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231460

however i can buy the 2133 G.SKILL Sniper Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 2133 (PC3 17000) Desktop Memory Model F3-17000CL11D-8GBSR ram for the same price would mixing the two workout?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231519

or i could try the gskill rma option as someone above just mentioned the ram in question is linked below

does it make more sense to just buy the same ram so that all 4 sticks are identical and hope to OC it to 2133 or close?

any help to this topic would surely be great! thanks
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