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#1 Walid W.

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Posted 09 March 2014 - 09:57

Hi hardware gurus,


Long story short, today the motherboard on my computer that I had for GNS3 and other labs died so I decided not to buy another MB and fix that as it will cost me a lot and at the moment I am kind of broke) :( .. I have 24GB on that machine Kingston KTH-PL316E (DDR3-1600/PC3-12800) and Kingston KTH-PL323EK3 112G (1333 MHz/PC3-10600). Yeah I know I know I shouldn't do that. :D


My questions are:

1. Can I use these KTH-PL316E (DDR3-1600/PC3-12800) with Corsair 6G DDR3 XMS3 1600 CL8? I don't wanna hurt this computer as this is my main and I put a lot of effort/money on it. I have 12GB installed on it and and all Corsair 2x6G DDR3 XMS3 1600 CL8.


2. Or should I use both Kingston modells that I have together eventhough they're not the same speed? In this case I get to have 24GB and not 18 if I used #1. Sorry if I am confusing you guys as I am myself is confused now. Anyway, thank you and your help is much appreciated!


Edit: Here is my MB and CPU:

Asus Rampage III Extreme x58 S-1366 ATX

Intel Core I7 950 3.06GHZ 8MB S-13666

#2 Circaflex


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Posted 09 March 2014 - 20:27

you can mix and match brands, wont hurt the computer. as they are the same speeds you should be ok, I believe the system will revert to equal timings on the ram as well. id say you will be fine

#3 Mindovermaster


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Posted 09 March 2014 - 20:34

RAM will clock down to lowest speed. If you have 1333 and 1600, the 1600 wil clock down to 1333.

#4 MindTrickz


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Posted 09 March 2014 - 23:16

RAM will clock down to lowest speed. If you have 1333 and 1600, the 1600 wil clock down to 1333.


 What he said.