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Old 03-12-2013, 05:08 AM   #1
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Question Are these two different RAMs compatible?

Hey,

Got 2 different rams,

1=4gb 1600mhz 8CAS
2=4gb 1366mhz 11CAS

Can I use them both in my mobo? Will the second slower one limit the performance of the faster one. 8gb outweighs the cons?

Rig is used for gaming, so if the faster ram gives even 1 fps, il take it. So yes or no? Ty for yar time
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:24 AM   #2
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I believe they will operate at the lowest of the two speeds, 1,366 MHz in your case.
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Old 03-13-2013, 08:57 AM   #3
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so how is the 1,366 speed compared to 1600. Basicaly 8gb vs 4gbfaster, what do you recommend?
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For maximum memory performance, the RAM should be run in dual channel mode with memory modules that have same or identical characteristics and high speed.

It is suggested that two 4GB 1600MHz modules with the same voltage and same timings be used.

Get another 4GB 1600MHz module at 8 CAS etc and at same voltage to match the existing 4GB 1600MHz module. The 4GB 1366MHz module is not needed.

It is important to match the module characteristics as much as possible otherwise the memory controller may not enable dual channel operation due to mis-matched module characteristics.
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Hey,

Got 2 different rams,

1=4gb 1600mhz 8CAS
2=4gb 1366mhz 11CAS

Can I use them both in my mobo? Will the second slower one limit the performance of the faster one. 8gb outweighs the cons?

Rig is used for gaming, so if the faster ram gives even 1 fps, il take it. So yes or no? Ty for yar time
What is your motherboard and processor model ?
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Old 04-03-2013, 02:34 AM   #6
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n68c-gs fx

Am currently using two different rams, seams to be working well. Thanks for the help anyway
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Old 12-20-2013, 03:51 PM   #7
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I think i'm gonna try the two different RAMs as well

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