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I know this might be a silly question but, with DDR3 2x2 kits being super cheap I want to buy another set of ram. My question is this: As long as I run both kits at the same speeds and timings are there going to be any issues using my Corsair's with oh say G. Skill, Crucial, or Mushkin?
    
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Pretty much yes, but I usually don't recommend mixing for performance memory. Assuming your Corsair 2x2GB 1600Mhz is rated 9-9-9 1.65V, perhaps pairing with another 1600 9-9-9 1.65V kit (there's a Team kit for cheap) should work just as well, though maybe not for overclocking.
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My ram is rated at 1600 9-9-9-24 1.8v, so as long as I stay in those lines I'll be alright?
    
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Not many 1600 9-9-9 1.8V kits out there anymore actually. Pairing with a 1.65V kit could cause trouble becaues certain 1.65V ICs start seeing long-term damage at 1.8V (i.e. PSCs). If you could find a similar 1.8V rated kit you'd probably be safe.
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Well the funny thing is that even though my ram is rated for 1.8 it runs just fine at 1.5 and 1.6. And to me I don't really see a performance boost either way at 1333 or 1600.
    
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Sounds good then, perhaps another 1.65V (if it doesn't suffer from any miscellaneous compatibility issues) kit would work well after all.
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Thanks for the help XD_1771!
    
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