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So i'm going to swap my 2gb ddr3 1333Mhz sticks to these --> HyperX 4 Gt DDR3-1600 PC3-12800 CL9 (KHX1600C9D3/4G)

Do these ram sticks work on AsRock Z77 Pro3 motherboard ? My configuration will be 2x2gb 1333Mhz [Running at 1600Mhz speed] and 2x4gb HyperX 4 Gt DDR3-1600 PC3-12800 CL9 (KHX1600C9D3/4G).
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What you propose is using "Mixed memory". Most people, myself included, would strongly advise not to do that.

What goes on inside a memory module is very fast, very complex and has to be very precise. Mixing different memory modules together (even the same memory, from the same manufacturer) usually results in modules that are not compatible with each other. That's why memory is sold in "Matched" sets.
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I see, so trading 2x2gb to 2x4gb is not a good idea. Damn, i thought that using 2x2gb and 2x4gb would be a good idea.
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Originally Posted by Nekkuh View Post

I see, so trading 2x2gb to 2x4gb is not a good idea. Damn, i thought that using 2x2gb and 2x4gb would be a good idea.

Please understand that the issue is greater than using 2x2Gig with 2x4Gig modules.

Even if you already had HyperX 4 Gt DDR3-1600 PC3-12800 CL9 (KHX1600C9D3/4G) and purchased another module of HyperX 4 Gt DDR3-1600 PC3-12800 CL9 (KHX1600C9D3/4G) they likely would cause problems since it would not be a "Matched" set of 2x4Gig modules.

Background:
Memory manufacturers frequently change ICs (the small, black squares on memory modules).
The change is usually noted by a Rev. No. (revision number) included in the Part Number designation for the module(s). They buy whatever is the cheapest in the marketplace at the time when they need more. While the revised modules may meet the "Published" specs (speed. voltage, and the four timing specs) there are many other parameters that have to be the same in order for the modules to be able to work together. When you buy a matched set, they are all the same ICs and have been tested for compatibility with each other by the manufacturer.

Hope that helps....
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