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Windows 7: Memory Compatibility

05 Jan 2015   #11
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Thank you Steve for taking a look!


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05 Jan 2015   #12
krustykobb

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here are the CPU-Z screenshots:

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05 Jan 2015   #13
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

You should be able to go into BIOS and set your ram timings to 9-9-24 2T, set your Dram Voltage to 1.5V and the dram speed to 1600 and it should boot fine.
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05 Jan 2015   #14
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

The CPU should not need to be overclocked to run the ram at it's rated speed. It should run 1600 easily.
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05 Jan 2015   #15
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I agree it should.

I don't think I have ever seen a system like krustykobb got that couldn't run quality ram at 1600.

I removed my last dumb ass post.
I have been reading to many 5 year old posts online about this problem.

Okay I'm shifting from coffee to wine, may be things will get better.
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05 Jan 2015   #16
MagusMagnus

7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

You can mix brands of RAM so long as they have identical specifications and they are both supported by your motherboard (definitely do check the motherboard’s compatibility list). And what I mean by identical specifications is that they have the same voltage, CAS latency and timings. As long as all of those things are true, you should not encounter problems mixing RAM brands (although, unfortunately, it is a fact that some RAM does not like each other - not unlike how some motherboards just doesn't like certain RAM - and so there are no guarantees that even if the specifications both match, that they will work well or at all together). And as previously mentioned, this is also providing that these are in fact two kits of RAM as in dual-channel and not single-channel DIMMs (which would be the stick sold by itself and which is not a dual-channel DIMM, even if it is paired with another). People do this all of the time without encountering problems, but that is again providing the aforementioned is true.

Generally, kits with different speeds are a non-issue as the faster kit will most often be downclocked to match the slower automatically (occasionally you have to do that manually). That is the only specification of two different kits which does not have to match for them to work together (although apparently capacities can also be mixed sometimes as well). But then, of course, there's always OC. Theoretically, you could OC the slower to match the faster.

Ultimately it really is best and far less of a hassle to just get the exact same and brand dual-channel kits and call it a day.
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06 Jan 2015   #17
krustykobb

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks all for your help - I'll try setting the RAM settings later on when I'm back home and I'll report back to you the results
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06 Jan 2015   #18
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Okay. Take your time.
Please keep notes so you can if need be inform us what happens and when.
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06 Jan 2015   #19
krustykobb

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I couldn't get it working - I swapped out the Corsair RAM for 1 stick of 8GB from another machine, and so far no problems so think I'll just stick with that for the time being
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06 Jan 2015   #20
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Your computer, your choice.

Please remember that.

Quote:
I couldn't get it working
Tells the members trying to help nothing.


What didn't work?
Was their a BSOD?
Did the computer Boot?
Did you get into the bios?
If you got into the bios what changes did you make?

When you decide you want help please remember; in order for us to help we need information.

Happy computing.
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