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a buddy of mine just gave me 4gb of corsair CMV4GX3M2A1333C9I already have, if I recall correctly I have 8gb of the CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 CMS3 1333, would it be possible to put the gifted ram in with no ill effects or should I just toss it on craigslist?

Thanks ahead of time

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yes as long as they are the same type (DDR3) and running at same timings (9,9,9,24) they should work. my sig rig is running AData 2x2gb with GSkill 2x4gb running 1600 mhz 9,9,9,24 and it runs fine.
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It'll run fine at the same timing, speed and voltage.
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aslong as they have the same voltage or you can set it to the same voltage you wont have any stability issues.. voltage is the one spec intel recommends that match..

they have the same speed and timings so thats cool although this doesnt matter if the speed was different as they would default to the lowest speed JFYI

http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/cs-011965.htm#dual
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Same brand
Same timing specifications
Same speed (MHz)
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