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eltiti55555 December 4, 2013 09:34 PM

I mixed some RAM, should I be afraid?
So I bought these stick of RAM for $50, and I have added ONLY one of them so far to my PC.

The RAM seems to be working just fine, but I was looking around and I saw ppl saying that I shouldn't mix ram with different timings and frequencies.

What do you guys think about this?

My current specs can be seen below.

Birk December 4, 2013 09:42 PM

if anything it just wont post or wont be stable, i wouldn't worry about any real damage, it should just run at the frequency of the lowest stick if im not mistaken

Caldezar December 5, 2013 08:55 AM

You should be fine. The BIOS should simply set everything down to the lowest common denominator. If you've manually set your BIOS settings for RAM, that may be different.


A49ER08 September 22, 2014 09:01 PM

yep, should be good to go, I've done that before on old DDR 2 sticks.. as long as you post and are able to get into Windows you should be good to go.

Bond007 September 23, 2014 04:00 AM

Should be fine...worst case it doesn't boot or you get errors, and then you remove a stick

FreeKnight September 23, 2014 06:09 AM

Just make sure to run memtest on both sticks individually. Chances are like everyone said, you should be fine as long as you scale to the Lowest common denominators, but you want to make sure the sticks are good first so if you do get errors, you don't mistakenly attribute them to the sticks not jiving together

Dzzope September 27, 2014 03:59 AM

TLDR; If it's stable your fine, it's generally not advised because it can cause issues but if it's working, don't worry.

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