Can I buy RAM that is one model number off if it has the same speed and timings?

Meeesh

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I have the Corsair LP memory model CML16GX3M2A1600C11, however that memory is very hard to find. I commonly see the same thing, except with C10 at the end instead of C11. I haven't checked the timings, but if it is the same frequency and timings and they're both LP, will it be OK to mix them?
 

Tradesman1

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No way of telling without trying, mixing DRAM is a crapshoot, even with another stick of the same exact model. You can pull sticks right off the assembly line and no guarantees they will play, which is why the manufacturers test sticks to find 'matches' that will play nice
 

Tradesman1

Legenda in Aeternum
No way of telling without trying, mixing DRAM is a crapshoot, even with another stick of the same exact model. You can pull sticks right off the assembly line and no guarantees they will play, which is why the manufacturers test sticks to find 'matches' that will play nice
 

Meeesh

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Ok, that makes a lot of sense. Also I just realized that the C10 model has faster timings than the C11 one that I have. RAM is relatively cheap so I just decided to ditch my old ram and get the new ones.

 

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