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Originally Posted by azeem40 View Post

With Sandy Bridge, any RAM speed over 1600 MHz will be downgraded to 1600 MHz, so you're essentially throwing $ away.

First, Sandy Bridge officially supports up to 1333 MHz.
Second, the downgrade occurs when you are using it on H61/H67/H77 motherboard.
Third, on P67/Z68/Z75/Z77 motherboard, enable XMP will allow you to have the speed beyond 1600 MHz.
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It's really late and I dont feel like finding the links however in short especially for gaming you won't see any NOTABLE performance gain. They did several tests between 1333 on up to 2133 maybe 2400 ram and say like 2 FPS gains in Crysis. I'd buy some 9-9-9-24 Ram the cheapest you can find it from a reputable manufacturer and be done with it.
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Yep, 9-9-9-24 1600 mushkin is on its way to me biggrin.gif
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So I got that Mushkin black kit and decided it would be fun to install it alongside my existing 4GB kit so I have 12GB>

Just want to check that it should be ok running side by side? They're both Mushkin kits, but they're two totally different kits of RAM.

One is a 2x2GB 1.65v 9-9-9-27 (I ran it at 1.5v the entire time without a problem at all)

The second is a 2x4GB 1.5v 9-9-9-24 kit.

The current settings defaulted to 1.65v 9-9-9-27, which I lowered the voltage to 1.5v.

All seems to be ok and has been for a couple of days. I figured running the kit that wants lower timings with slightly higher was fine and since the other kit was fine with 1,5v it's all good?

My main concern is hearing that you shouldn't really mix RAM, but is that an old 'clockers tale?
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