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So I got 12GB of Dominators 1600mhz with 8-8-8-24 timings. However i would like to upgrade to x79 and i'd like to use the same ram kits but still fill up all slots. Would i be able to add a 4gb set (2x2gb) with 9-9-9-24 timings mixed in or should i just purchase another triple memory kit with the same timings?
 
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You can but it isn't healthy to do so. But you can just relax the timings to the other kit to match @ 9-9-9-24 and it should be okay though. Thanks
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I would recommend getting a quad channel kit. The old triple channels tend to run higher voltages than the newer kits too. You can get some very good 16GB kits (4x4GB) for a very decent price these days. Plus, not having 2 sticks in each channel will give you better overclocks in general.
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