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Old December 14, 2008, 08:37 PM
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Default i think we need a sticky on the topic of.....

After reading through a few threads and even making 2 of my own, I think someone should make a sticky on the topic of mixing ram, what would go wrong, what might just work and also put a disclaimer to not sue anyone on HWC and anything you do is up to readers' discretion....now.....who will make it?! haha
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Old December 23, 2008, 03:22 AM
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I guess the main point is, same RAM chips = okay
Mixing ram chips = bad
Same density = okay
Mixing density = bad.

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Old December 28, 2008, 09:42 AM
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I mix RAM all the time for customer upgrades, not to mention i've done it myself on my own systems.

It's most definitely not the most ideal, but if it's far from impossible to do.

It won't always work, & Memtesting is imperative.

But it's really not as bad as you are making it sound.

It's more of a knowledge thing really, & being aware that there may be complications (part of the risk when mixing), & knowing how to deal with them.

If you like just installing RAM & leaving settings at auto on your overclocking board, you're in trouble; don't do it.

But if you know how to mess around, it's usually very doable, provided you at least get stuff with similar voltage requirements, etc.
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