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I was thinking of running 6GB of RAM [need/don't need = not the issue]

The Mushkin I have is CL 4-4-4-12 1.9v. Would one of these be a good match?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231209


How important is it to match the 1.9v rating of the two 1GB sticks?
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Why don't you just get some more Mushkin? The G.Skill isn't going to be able to keep up.
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????

It is all the same clock [4-4-4-12] and the Mushkin 2GB sticks are 2 or 2.1v. [which is why I asked if matching the voltages was important]

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2508081&name=4
Edited by thegreatsquare - 12/14/08 at 5:05am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by error10 View Post
The G.Skill isn't going to be able to keep up.

wa?
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????

It is all the same clock [4-4-4-12] and the Mushkin 2GB sticks are 2 or 2.1v. [which is why I asked if matching the voltages was important]

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2508081&name=4
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wa?
You're going to OC the RAM sooner or later, are you not? G.Skill, as I've recently been informed, bins their RAM such that it usually has very little OC headroom.

As for voltages, I always give the RAM the voltage it wants. I don't know of any mobo which allows for giving different voltages to different sticks. In any case you will know for sure what it wants when you pop it in and look at the SPD data. Likely you'll overvolt one or undervolt the other, or both. Which is one reason why mixing RAM is usually a bad idea.
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post #7 of 12
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I was thinking of running 6GB of RAM [need/don't need = not the issue]

The Mushkin I have is CL 4-4-4-12 1.9v. Would one of these be a good match?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231209


How important is it to match the 1.9v rating of the two 1GB sticks?
So the link you gave us has two sets of 4GB sticks. Do you plan on having 10GB of RAM? I am not 100% sure but I believe to have your RAM at it's peak performance you have to have even number of sticks. Not sure.
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OK, lets start at the beginning.

1-I have 4x1GB Mushkin 800MHz CL 4-4-4-12 rated 1.9v

Probably this. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820146763


2-I want to replace two 1GB sticks with two 2GB sticks so that I have two 2GB sticks AND two 1GB sticks. So I'll have 6GB total.


3-There ARE NO MUSHKIN 2GB 800MHz CL 4-4-4-12 sticks rated at 1.9v and I provided a link to show the 2GB 800MHz CL 4-4-4-12 sticks that are there. They are both 2.0-2.1v.

This link: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...2508081&name=4


4-Actually there are no 800MHz 2GB CL 4-4-4-12 sticks rated specifically at 1.9v, but there is 1.8-1.9v

These: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231219


5-In a nutshell, is one of the pair of G.Skills 2GB 800MHz CL 4-4-4-12 1.8-1.9v the best match to go along with a pair of my Mushkin 1GB 800MHz CL 4-4-4-12 1.9v?


6-OCing isn't an issue, if and I when OC the CPU it wouldn't be more than 3.2GHZ or so anyway.
Edited by thegreatsquare - 12/14/08 at 8:53am
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Look on the SPD tab in CPU-Z, or on the sticker, to find out exactly which Mushkin part you have.
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So you want to still use 2GB and add 4GB to that? If you are going to do that just sell the ram you have and get 8GB same type.
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