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Windows 7: Mixing different ram

22 Jan 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Ubuntu Linux
Mixing different ram

I just installed 64-bit and I'm looking to get some more ram. I currently have 4GB of DDR2 800 OCZ platinum XTC (2x2GB) with timings of 4-5-4-15. The problem is I can't find this ram anymore. Would it be okay if I got more ram with different timings and mixed the ram I have with the new stuff?

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22 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3

Mix matching Ram is never a good idea. If you can't find that exact Ram, you need to either buy Ram with the same speeds and the same timings or just get 2 sets of matched pairs. Otherwise you can run into all kinds of problem one being a no boot situation.

If the Ram is of the same speed you can "sometimes" get away with mixing it but it is never a goos idea, and you can't expect the best performance form your system doing it that way.
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22 Jan 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit


Have you tried Googling in your part number or
OCZ 4-5-4-15 or
CL 4-5-4-15 or
OCZ CL 4-5-4-15
and at the top of the page, select shopping.
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22 Jan 2011   #4

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Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

As already mentioned, it might work if you find RAM with the same timings and voltages, it is a risk and might not run well on your system.

Best to buy a complete new set and try to sell the old RAM.
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22 Jan 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Ubuntu Linux

Okay, thanks. I'll look a little deeper online and see if i can find my stuff.
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