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A week ago I got 1600MHz HyperX Blu RAM and on my other machine has the same memory but it's clocked at 1333MHz. Can I combine them? Or is it impossible?
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You should be able to use them together just fine. If you have the memory set to "Auto" in the BIOS, the faster memory will be downclocked to the speed of the slower memory, otherwise it will all run at the settings you have configured manually.
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You should be able to use them together just fine. If you have the memory set to "Auto" in the BIOS, the faster memory will be downclocked to the speed of the slower memory, otherwise it will all run at the settings you have configured manually.

Okay cool I'll have to try that. Thanks
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Mixing memory of different speeds - especially if it's generic with performance memory - is unwise, especially with the limit it may impose in your multiplier-locked processor if overclocked. When mixing RAM, you ideally should maintain the same rated speed, timings and voltage.
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Kingston memory usually does very well at compatibility and if there is no difference in module configuration (single or dual-sided) then you shouldn't have any problems whatsoever.
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