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Hello. im currently running 2x2gb Kingston DDR ram on my rig

here's a link
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Kingston-4GB-DDR2-800MHz-PC2-6400-RAM-KVR800D2N6K2-4G-/320581674245?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4aa4282505

this is the exact stuff i purchased, however it was only $50 when i purchased.

DD2 is getting so expensive. should i look for a completly new kit or fork out the change for the new kits??
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my friend theres better choices on newegg http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007611%20600006042%20600006061%20600006107&IsNodeId=1&name=DDR2%20800%20%28PC2%206400%29
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i dont see an exact match of the ram i currently own. i've heard its not a good idea to mix brands or even different models ? any truth to that?
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i dont see an exact match of the ram i currently own. i've heard its not a good idea to mix brands or even different models ? any truth to that?

Depends how much your overclock depends on BCLK. Your best bet would be to buy the new set and check your settings are stable with the new memory alone, then put the old set in as well and maybe add a touch of voltage.
As you know by now, different bits of silicon can cope with varying degrees of voltage and speed. It depends more on the exact memory chips used in the sticks than the manufacturer of the boards and heatspreaders which get the branding.

These days, get what you can, and hope you can keep your settings.
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Depends how much your overclock depends on BCLK. Your best bet would be to buy the new set and check your settings are stable with the new memory alone, then put the old set in as well and maybe add a touch of voltage.
As you know by now, different bits of silicon can cope with varying degrees of voltage and speed. It depends more on the exact memory chips used in the sticks than the manufacturer of the boards and heatspreaders which get the branding.
These days, get what you can, and hope you can keep your settings.

I think im just gonna bit the bullet and spend the extra 20$ and get the match set of what i have. atleast its got a lifetime warrenty.
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