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I'm planning on buying 2GB of 6400 Ballistix now at 4-4-4-12, and just wondering when I plan to upgrade to 4GB, do I have to get ram with the same timings or any 6400 would do, such as 5-5-5-15, 5-5-5-12 and so on.
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they will work but they will run at the slower ram's speed and timmings
    
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I'm planning on buying 2GB of 6400 Ballistix now at 4-4-4-12, and just wondering when I plan to upgrade to 4GB, do I have to get ram with the same timings or any 6400 would do, such as 5-5-5-15, 5-5-5-12 and so on.
Those timings are what the chip is rated to perform at a specific speed and voltage. You can manually alter the timings and your computer will never know the difference. Of course, the high latencies chips may hold you lower latency chips back as they must all run at the same latency in the machine.
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