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Windows 7: Ram issues???????????

26 Feb 2013   #1

Ultimate 32bit
Ram issues???????????

Guys,i have some question about ram.Motherboard Gigabyte b75d3v.
Here is the questions:
1.What if i use 16 GB ram of different brands such as A-Data 4 GB ddr3 1333mhz,Corsair 4GB ddr3 1600mhz,Transcend 8GB ddr3 1333mhz will it hamper my gaming time??
2.What if they have different cas lantency???also different mhz or same mhz but different latency????
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26 Feb 2013   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 10 Pro x64 ; Xubuntu x64


Generally thats a bad idea - stick with the same make and speed, or BSODS will become your new best friend.

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26 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 10x64 Build 1709

Take it from experience.......
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26 Feb 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hi fahad619, here's what i think:

There are two things that can happen depending on the specific RAM modules (brand, timing and motherboard compatibility),

1. The two modules will work effectively at the lower speed
this is safe and will only make you lose the speed edge of the faster module
2. The modules will not be acceptable by your board together and it will declare memory failure. As already mentioned BSODs

For frequency i know that, if one of your RAM is higher in frequency than the other, then higher frequency RAM would automatically down-clock to the lower frequency RAM (1333mhz).

Also, when i look at the specs of your Motherboard I see, it has in dual channel architecture. It wont run in dual channel using three sticks of ram. You need two sticks or four sticks!
GA-B75-D3V (rev. 1.0)

  1. 4 x 1.5V DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory
    * Due to Windows 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than 4 GB.
  2. Dual channel memory architecture
  3. Support for DDR3 2200(OC)/1600/1333/1066 MHz memory modules
    * To support DDR3 1600 MHz, you must install an Intel 22nm CPU.
  4. Support for non-ECC memory modules
  5. Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
    * To support XMP memory, you must install an Intel 22nm CPU.
(Please refer "Memory Support List" for more information.)
I would recommend you to use 4x4 GB or 2x8 GB memory of the same type and brand. Nowadays RAM is very low-priced! :)

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26 Feb 2013   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

May I just add that the choice of font color in the first post makes the text almost impossible to read. Stick to the default black then we can all read it even us oldies
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26 Feb 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
May I just add that the choice of font color in the first post makes the text almost impossible to read. Stick to the default black then we can all read it even us oldies
I was going to mention that, too.

It is way more comfortable to read a text, which doesn't give you eye-cancer from the chosen font and color. Also in longer posts, a line break now an then makes the text easier to read.
People intend not to read such texts or not take them as siriously if not written "user-friendly". Same goes for the title of the thread. Repeated punctuation appears a bit aggressive / pushy.

You'd have more chances of getting a good answer by following these points.
Try thinking of this advice in your next posts. Might help you and those who are willing to help!
No offense thogh! (Just a well ment advice)
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26 Feb 2013   #7

Ultimate 32bit

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27 Feb 2013   #8

Win 8 Pro 64bit

Stick to the same size, speed and latency of a pair of memory, for this motherboard match the colors of the slots, same memory specs for the white slots and same memory specs for the blue slots. Why should you every think of mixing different types?

Your best option, thinking of future upgrade possibility is to go with 2 x 8GB 1600MHz DDR3, insted of 4 x 4GB.

16GB kit (8GBx2), 240-pin DIMM, DDR3 PC3-12800 upgrades for Giga-Byte GA-B75-D3V Motherboard, CT3739900 from

GA-B75-D3V 8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 DIMM RAM Memory - Best Buy and Price! 8192MB-1600MHZ DDR3-1600 PC3-12800, 240P DIMM, 1.5V
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27 Feb 2013   #9

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1

RAM is the most finicky piece of hardware in your system.......even when the manufacturers say stuff will be compatible, it isn't. I wouldn't chance it.
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27 Feb 2013   #10

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10

I'm with Golden too try and buy it in paired or quad lots of the same brand the fact that they come in paired or quaded sticks means they are more likely to come from the same manufacturing batch and therefore closer in their performance in the machine.

Well that has been my experience anyway:)
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