buy same exact ram separately

Ahmad_44

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at first I bought corsair vengeance lpx ddr4 4gig 2400mhz with serial number cmk4gx4m1a2400c14 cz that's as far as my budget goes. then I want to upgrade my ram but still want to use my old ram. then I read some article that mentioned some serious problem of incompatibility bsod etc even when the same brand of ram is paired. what if I buy the exact same ram as my old one? will I still have some problem? thanks for answer
 
You would be taking a risk Ahmad and very often there is a mismatch causing instability.
It's always best to buy a single kit the size and frequency you need. If it's not possible for budgetary reasons then save for a 16GB kit and keep the single module as a spare.

This comes about during manufacture and modules can have slight variations in Latency.
Manufacturers warn you of this and that's why they Bin modules into kits that match.

Read this informative article to help understand: https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?57038-Don%92t-combine-memory-kits
 
You would be taking a risk Ahmad and very often there is a mismatch causing instability.
It's always best to buy a single kit the size and frequency you need. If it's not possible for budgetary reasons then save for a 16GB kit and keep the single module as a spare.

This comes about during manufacture and modules can have slight variations in Latency.
Manufacturers warn you of this and that's why they Bin modules into kits that match.

Read this informative article to help understand: https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?57038-Don%92t-combine-memory-kits
 
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What if i purchased 2x4GB same sticks in one go but it's not kit, will there be less problems?
 

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