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Currently I have

Corsair XMS3 2x2GB 1333Mhz 9-9-9-24 1.5v (TW3X4G1333C9A)

I would like to get ADATA DDR3-1600 8GB (2x4GB) XPG 9-9-9-24 1.5v (DDR3-1600G?)

I`m not sure If I`l be able to OC my corsair to 1600 without additional voltage

would it be easier to underclock the ADATA to 1333?

also this would have 4 Dims on my motherboard which would stress my IMC?
which would also hinder my OC? (3.6-4Ghz @+-1.35v)
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Just run the 2x4GB kit. Its really a bad idea to try mixing sizes like that especially. And the AMD memory controller, while great....really struggles with mixed sizes. You might be lucky to get even DDR3-1066 with all 4 sticks installed.

2x2GB kits are honestly almost worthless these days with the price of DDR3 right now. Just get the 2x4GB kit, and keep the 2x2 as a backup or sell it or something. smile.gif
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hmm Will try to sell the corsairs
what about another identical corsair 2x2gb kit?(probably not worth it since its +-25$ cheaper than the ADATA)
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post #4 of 6
You can call it Cor-A Data. Ok bad joke. But realy what Pioneer said. Just go with the 2x4 kit. Plus your 2x4 1600mhz is much better.
post #5 of 6
Mixing of DDR3 ram is not recommended. According to Corsair even the same part number DIMMs/RAM Kits are not guaranteed to run at the advertised frequency and latencies as the individual DIMMs or RAM kits.

I concur that one 2x 4 GB. 1600 MHz. matched RAM kit is the way to go and usually the best price right now.
post #6 of 6

Having 4 DIMMs at 1600Mhz or less is not a problem on the x6 1055T, but whatever the case I really don't recommend mixing around RAM with different rated specs including different speed, timings or voltage in any way.  Especially if you're trying to mix (as you are doing) generic DDR3-1333 CL9 memory with performance-binned DDR3-1600 CL9 memory.

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