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Can I combine these two ram module sets?

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At the moment I am currently running 8GB of Corsiar Low Profile memory in my system (sig rig). I plan on creating a black and white theme with my TJ08-E so I had the idea of purchasing another set of Corsair Vengeance 8GB (2x4GB) DDR3 1600 MHz memory to contrast the white colored low profile memory I already had.

But then I grew concerned. First off, the white low profile memory as I understand it is a special edition that runs @ 1.35v while the black version runs @1.5v. Is this going to be a major problem? Secondly, by combining these two different sets will I loose my 1600mhz clock speeds and be downgraded to 1333mhz?

Any help would me much appreciated.
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It's not the best idea to mix and match ram like that.
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Originally Posted by Saucee View Post

It's not the best idea to mix and match ram like that.

Generally speaking, yes. However I figured since these two sets are the same make and model there wouldn't be much of a problem.
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Yes you can run them together as long as all the sticks can run at the same speed/latency/volts wink.gif
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First off, the white low profile memory as I understand it is a special edition that runs @ 1.35v while the black version runs @1.5v. Is this going to be a major problem?

RAM at different voltages can cause instabilty in your system. you will have to try and match the voltages which really you could on the lower voltage kit overclock them or tighten the timings and run them at 1.5V.
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Secondly, by combining these two different sets will I loose my 1600mhz clock speeds and be downgraded to 1333mhz?

they both will run at 1600 since they are both rated at 1600 unless as above you overclcok the low voltage kit then they will run at the slowest speed kit.
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The following conditions do not need to be met:

Same brand
Same timing specifications
Same speed (MHz)

Memory channel speed is decided by the slowest DIMM module populated in the system.
http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/cs-011965.htm#dual

to match a 1.35V kit and a 1.5V kit is probably more hassel than what it is worth IMO.
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