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Ok so I recently purchased 2x4gb sticks of G.SKILL Ripjaws to beef up my current system and I'm curious if my original 2x2gb of kingston ram would work in unison with the 8gb of gskill ram to have a grand total of 12gb for my system, any help with this question is appreciated.
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Yes, it will ( should ) work. Although all of your RAM will be ran at the lowest speed as far as I know, but it should work.
    
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Assuming this is the phe system, put your fastest ram in bank12 and the other in bank34. Unganged mode and it should drive them on their own speeds. Since the CPU runs the ram it can do this. Manual to 64bit is an option too.

Just make sure you've got apples with apples.

you CAN even run four differently timed sticks in 32bit unganged
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it should work fine depending on if your leaving them at stock or close to stock speeds it may bottleneck your overclocks though so i would keep that in mind
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Originally Posted by ELEKTRIK_BLUE View Post
it should work fine depending on if your leaving them at stock or close to stock speeds it may bottleneck your overclocks though so i would keep that in mind
Hmm well they do run at the same timings so i think im going to try and oc them at the same rate and see what happens. Thanks for all the input.
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post #6 of 7
as far as i know different ram vendors wont affect anything, only timings / and capacity affects things

like ELEKTRIK_BLUE said ur ram wil run as fast as the slowest stick ... and because of diferenct capacity Ii don't think u can make em dual channel mode ( but im not 100% sure on that, there might be some features that some mobo makers added to the bios / mobo for it to work in dual channel with diff ram capacity on each stick )
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post #7 of 7
The main thing you need is the timing and voltage to be the same.
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