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Hi Overclock.net, I'm looking to buy some more RAM today with a promo code I got, so to make things simple, I already own and am using this : http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231314 the timing is 9-9-9-24-2N. I'm hoping to combine it with this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231567 the timing is 9-9-9. Will they work together on the same board? my mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131754 Asus M5A99X EVO
post #2 of 8
That looks like the same RAM to me..just different heatspreaders.I'm 99% positive they will play nice with each other.
 
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Thanks, I'll give it a shot. If it doesn't work then I'll put it in my server build.
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They aren't exactly the same but they have the same specs so nothing to worry about. If it doesn't work out of the box, it shouldn't be to hard to make them work with the BIOS settings.
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Just set every timing voltage and frequency the same and they will work fine.

Let me tell you guys about G.Skill RAM. It's awesome RAM, but...

You don't necessarily get the same RAM even when you order the same RAM. It could be different OEM manufacturer entirely.

I discovered this when a set of ripjaws I ordered came with a Green PCB instead of Black.

G.Skill tech support confirmed this to me, but said it doesn't matter because they program them to same specs.

So as long as you set them up the same, it will be alright.
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Welcome to OCN superceral4- thumb.gif

Mixing of DDR3 RAM is always a crapsdhoot. It might work fine or it may never work even after a lot of trial and error with BIOS settings. If you really need to mix RAM vs. buying one matched, tested RAM kit then all you can do is pick RAM with the same latencies and voltage and hope for the best. What you have listed is as good as any to try mixing and see what happens.

FWIW, in theory ALL DDR3 RAM should work together without issues but this is often simply not the case so all you can do is give it a shot if you need to mix RAM and hope for the best.

FYI - IME and that of other PC builders Asus mobos tend to be more RAM sensitive than other brands of mobos. If you have issues mixing RAM it's always worth contacting Asus to see if they have a newer BIOS that may resolve the RAM compatibility issues their mobos tend to exhibit with certain model RAM.
Edited by AMD4ME - 6/26/12 at 6:52pm
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The ratings on the Ripjaws and Ripjaws X are pretty much identical (as is the branding, as is the binning expectations on either kit - grab bagging) and they should have no problem working with each other at the rated settings, noting that some CPU-NB voltage adjustments may be made and possible IMC revision limits paid attention to but that's about all you need to know.  Have fun with what you do!

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You'll be good, just set it all to the same either way and you'll definitely be good. thumb.gif
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