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Hey there guys,

Foreword: This is my first post. Sorry if I commit any taboos.

My question is this: If I have two different brands of RAM, i.e. Kingston HyperX (2 x 4GB) and Nanya (2 x 2GB), is possible and/or stable to have all 4 on my mobo? I've read about the differences between clock-times, as well as instability caused by running different chipsets, but haven't found anything close to my situation. Any thoughts?

Thanks!
-Baelix
Edited by Baelix - 11/15/12 at 1:03pm
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I ran two 2x2GB sets of 1333 Crucial and 1600 Corsair in my old i5-750 rig with the H55 chipset and it worked fine, both kits ran at 1333 though.
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I am currently running an apacer 1333 2x2 kit and a ripjawsX 1600 2x4 kit together and, like malcolm said, it runs well but only at the speed of the lowest set. I use a 770 chipset so I think most newer chipsets would run it nicely.

 

I do think personally that this isn't a long-term solution though.

    
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Wrong spot, but; as has already been mentioned, you can run two sets and they're fine, but they're going to run at the max spec of the lower pair.
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Also, welcome to OCN tongue.gif
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Should be fine but it is always better to use the same modules if you can smile.gif
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yep, its possible.
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Two rams of different brands never worked fine for me. frown.gif Had to troubleshoot the system most of the times. But i needed that extra gig of ram to play TF2 without lag biggrin.gif
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