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#1 kalebmichel

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Posted 15 December 2015 - 10:18 PM

i have SUPER TALENT W1333UA2G9 DDR3-1333 2GB256Mx8 CL9 Memory installed in my computer and was wondering if i have to put the same kind in when upgrading or can i use whatever?



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Posted 15 December 2015 - 11:37 PM

in theory you can mix and match, but for optimum performance you want to make sure that all the specs match-you want the same speed ram, same voltage, same timings, everything, except perhaps size. If you throw 1600 mhz ram in with your current ram, the 1600 mhz ram will run at 1333 mhz, and it will default to whatever ram has the slowest timings. About the only thing that might cause problems is mixing voltages, if you buy ram thats even .2 volts off it could cause issues.

 

So to answer your question, as long as they all have the same voltages, in theory you can mix and match. Ideally, you want them all to be the same brand, speed, specs everything for ideal performance.


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