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Can I use my old RAM with my new pair?

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Hello.

My old RAM is my in my sig - 2x2GB Kingmax.

I just bought these:

http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-Vengeance-240-Pin-Platforms-CMZ8GX3M2A1600C9/dp/B004CRSM4I/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1333406910&sr=8-2

Question is - can I use both at the same time to make a collective 12GB of RAM? If so, will there be a reduction of performance?

I'm sorry if I'm coming off as a noob, still trying to get the hang of the whole rig-building thing :>

Thanks.
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post #2 of 4
Yes, you can use both ram together but its not recommended due since they would downlock to the slowest ram.
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post #3 of 4
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But they're the same clock speeds and Mhz though.
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post #4 of 4
You shouldn't have a problem mate. thumb.gif Any other questions just ask away. That's why we are here. thumbsupsmiley.png
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