Firstly, it's worth saying that I have not been a 'performance' minded PC user for a long time but since my old CPU (Q6600) was getting long in the tooth I have upgraded have realised how out of date my PC knowledge is
I have built myself a new PC using a Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 Motherboard, an I5 2500k CPU and 8GB of Corsair Vengeance 8Gb DDR3 1600 (2x4Gb) CL8
However aside from playing The Old Republic and Battlefield 3 I do plan on using this PC to 'play with' a Virtual Machine (Running Ubuntu) so I thought it may be a good idea to get some more RAM (i know 8GB will be more than enough for most other things though)
As I have recently spent more than I care to admit to on this new machine i am trying to cut costs and am thinking rather than another 8GB of identical RAM I could drop in some Corsair Vengeance 4Gb DDR3 1600 (2x2Gb) CL9
Now back when I build my last machine mixing RAM was something that i would do without giving a second thought but it seems to be more relevant to performance in the newer chip set motherboards/CPU's and i am not sure it i would be making a mistake?
I thinking firstly will it work together?
Is it a good idea or will it effect performance in some way negatively?
Is there a 'real world' difference between CL8 and CL9 memory and does the differing size's of the DIMMS really matter? TL DR Version
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Or will it be rubbish and i should i get more of the 8GB stuff?