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Mixing 4 and 8 GB of Corsair XMS3?

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Hi, I'm wondering if I could put the spare 4 GBs of Corsair XMS3 RAM I have in with the 8GBs of Corsair XMS3 currently in my build. They're the same timings, speed, and brand, is this a bad idea or would I come out with a relatively stable configuration?
I'm sorry if I'm being vague, tell me if there's anything else you need to know if I am.
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You could mix and match ram, it doesn't really matter.

EDIT: although, it lowers itself to match the slowest ram which wouldn't concern you as your ram are all the same speed/timing
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If its the same speed/timings etc and the memory size is the only difference, it'll be fine.
    
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If its the same speed/timings etc and the memory size is the only difference, it'll be fine.
If they're both kits (2x4 and 2x2) will it still work?
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If they're both kits (2x4 and 2x2) will it still work?

They sure will !
    
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They sure will !
Okay, good biggrin.gif
Also, it turns out the timings for the 4gbs of ram are actually 8-8-8-24 and the timings for the 8gb are 9-9-9-24, will that screw me over?
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Okay, good biggrin.gif
Also, it turns out the timings for the 4gbs of ram are actually 8-8-8-24 and the timings for the 8gb are 9-9-9-24, will that screw me over?

It shouldn't be too bad, if your worried about it causing issues, just loosen the 4GB kit to 9-9-9-24 ! Takes 2 seconds in the BIOS
    
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