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I recently purchased a 8GB kit from Corsair (link), but one of the dimms arrived DOA, would adding 4GB from this kit: link, work with my current 4GB module?, they run at different voltages.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

EDIT: Compatibility* sorry
Edited by SlackerITGuy - 11/13/12 at 2:45pm
post #2 of 6
running RAM at different voltages can cause major headaches with instability. i would RMA the kit with the DOA stick remember if you RMA a kit you have send back all the sticks in the kit. so i would just keep using the stick you have and wait for a new kit instead of trying to stabilize one stick from the kit with the one you have..
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post #3 of 6
Normally, similar memory from decent makers (like Kingston, Corsair) should not have any problems working together.
Still, I see no reason not to RMA a kit of one stick is indeed DOA.
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Yes, I'll definitely RMA at some point, but since I need the memory ASAP, I'm looking for a quick replacement.

What if I run both modules at the same voltage? most of these XMS3 modules don't run at their respective voltages anyway, I've had 2 kits so far and both of them have run at ~1.5 instead of the listed 1.65.
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ok, tempory solution would be to manually set the voltages to match in BIOS, different clock and timings dosnt matter tho will default to the slowest speed but maybe you can match them well more so the clock, timings may be slightly out..
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post #6 of 6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by stubass View Post

ok, tempory solution would be to manually set the voltages to match in BIOS, different clock and timings dosnt matter tho will default to the slowest speed but maybe you can match them well more so the clock, timings may be slightly out..

The timings and clock speed are the same across both modules, the only thing that varies is the voltage, one is listed at 1.65 and the other at 1.5 (the one I have now).

EDIT: So you guys think it'll be ok?
Edited by SlackerITGuy - 11/13/12 at 8:30pm
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