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Possible to have 2 different ram sticks at once?


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#1 Henry2145

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 03:58 PM

This might be a stupid question, but I am just curious. I have a x58 motherboard, and the ram that I am currently running is 4 gig (3x) at 1600 mhz. My motherboard can hold up to 6 Ram sticks at once, and I have my older ram, which is 2 gig (3x) at 1333 mhz. Is it possible to actually have both of them used at the same time? Or will it actually damage my computer?

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 04:03 PM

it is but the RAM would run at the slower of all the ram speeds.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 04:56 PM

it is but the RAM would run at the slower of all the ram speeds.

So, the ram would all be at 1333 mhz?

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 05:06 PM

Yes it would, and it would be slow but you wont notice it.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 10:21 PM

Yes it would, and it would be slow but you wont notice it.

So, would it be better to keep the 12 gig at 1600 or make it 18 with 1333 mhz? I'm not a heavy multitasker.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 10:31 PM

id keep the 12 at 1600 and keep the other 6 for back up.

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Posted 20 August 2011 - 11:05 PM

12GB of ram is plenty.

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