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Mixing Memory

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#1 Juliasdream


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Posted 30 September 2014 - 10:43 AM

I have an MSI Z77A-G43 motherboard and I am installing 2 sticks of 8GB Corsair memory (part #CMZ16GX3M2A1600C10R0) Which came as a kit.

I trmoved the previous kit

I removed 2 kits of 2 x 2gb each (Hypertec HYUK31312884GB)

The motherboard has 2 black slots and 2 blue one (alternating) so I placed the 2 x 8gb Corsair sticks into the 2 black slots being furthest away from the processor

I'm wondering if it would be ok to insert 2 of the 2gb sticks I have left over into the 2 empty blue slots

Thanks in advance for any advice on this

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#2 GreenGiant117


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Posted 30 September 2014 - 02:54 PM

You can, BUT since the Corsair is 1600MHz and the Hypertec is 1333MHz you will get one of three things...


  1. It will work, you will see 20GB of RAM but it will be running at 1333MHz due to being limited to the lowest.
  2. You will only get one of the sets and either see 16 or 4, primary is probably the blue slots, but its a crap shoot
  3. You wont get a post, and you get the Memory beeps

There should be no reason why it would hurt your system to try, but 16GB is WAY more than enough for pretty much anything, unless youre doing video/photo editing

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