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right the problem is i have seen OCZ Platinum 4GB 1600mhz kit for only 25 pounds and am wondering if they will work with my current 4GB kit which is the corsair XMS3 1600mhz as i am wanting to add more ram. or will i have to buy the corsair kit to get 8GB
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right the problem is i have seen OCZ Platinum 4GB 1600mhz kit for only 25 pounds and am wondering if they will work with my current 4GB kit which is the corsair XMS3 1600mhz as i am wanting to add more ram. or will i have to buy the corsair kit to get 8GB
i would go with corsair just better quality overall,but to answer ur question yes u can mix as long as it has exactly the same spec i.e timing,frequency etc.then it should be fine
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yup what he said
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i would go with corsair just better quality overall,but to answer ur question yes u can mix as long as it has exactly the same spec i.e timing,frequency etc.then it should be fine
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thanks for the info i just bought the cheaper one as it is the exact specs and only 25 pound for 4Gb compared to 50 for the corsair
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good choice
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