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Can you mix two brands of ram if speeds are the same?

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User Info: Xa3r0x

Xa3r0x
2 months ago#1
Example. Corsair DDR4 2x8gb-3000mhz and G.Skill DDR4 2x8gb-3000mhz?
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User Info: myztikrice

myztikrice
2 months ago#2
No they will blow each other up
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User Info: Cards_and_Hats

Cards_and_Hats
2 months ago#3
the rule of mixing is that it CAN work but not guaranteed to work

the reason they sell ram in sets is because compatibility is guaranteed, even buying 2 exact same sticks with the same speed and brand but from separate packages will not necessarily work with each other

but regardless I have mixed ram with same speeds several times and it has worked fine, yours probably will too

or maybe it will blow up

User Info: mucloud

mucloud
2 months ago#4
Yes it should , but not guaranteed you will have to buy it and try.

This is why people do not mix RAM sticks they want a guaranteed result.
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User Info: SnakePlisken94

SnakePlisken94
2 months ago#5
The timings and voltages need to be an exact match too.
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User Info: MarceloSampaio

MarceloSampaio
2 months ago#6
Mines are different speed and different brands, and they are working fine.

Of course, the faster one is being "bottlenecked" by the slower one, but they are working.

That said...

mucloud posted...
Yes it should , but not guaranteed you will have to buy it and try.

^ ^ That's true.

Mine worked, but I knew there would be a chance that they didn't. But since I had 8 GB already and got 16, I decided to mix them together and, to my surprise, they worked. Hyperthreading is not working though, of course.
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User Info: perijah

perijah
2 months ago#7
I wouldn't do it. I had nearly 2 identical pairs of ram. Same speed, brand, line, ... except for 1 number on the serial. Caused system crashes.

Worth a try if you already have them, but I wouldn't invest in it.
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