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I would assume the answer to be yes, but I'm taking no chances.

Can I swap: Kingston Technology HyperX Blu 2 GB 1600 (PC3 12800) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM KHX1600C9AD3B1/2G


for one of the RipJaws?

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231277

If the Kingston (1 pc.) is compatible, then I can slide it under the Tuniq Tower and still use the other 3 2 gb ea. Ripjaws.

This problem has arisen from the low hanging Tuniq Tower Extreme and the "reaching for the sky" RipJaws not playing nicely together.

Note: I'm not sure if the RAM architectures being different between the Kingston and the RipJaws will make a difference.

If you feel this to be a blithering idiotic question, don't hesitate to tell me. I read a lot and that raises many odd questions.
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totally fine to mix and match ram.

although you will have to set the voltage to 1.65v instead of the previous 1.5v.
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I don't think it would be the best idea. You usually want to keep the same models. There could be a decrease in performance.
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The different rated voltage may cause problems with mix/match - do so with caution.
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The different rated voltage may cause problems with mix/match - do so with caution.
You're 100% correct, oh Precocious One. I see now the voltages are different, so not mixing them is just common sense. My Oops!

Anyway for me the issue is now closed. Btw, I went to your website and watched the music video you shot. Impressive. Will PM you later.
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