Question Can i mix cl14 and cl15 ram memory?

apbtuse

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My specs:
MB: asus h170 pro gaming
RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury 8GB DDR4 2133mhz CL14
CPU: Intel I5 6500 3.2 Ghz
If i mix my ram memory with the same hyperx fury 8gb but 2400mhz CL15 or 2600mhz cl16, will be there any performance reduction and will be there any problems ?
I know that the ram with 2400 mhz will be reduced to 2133mhz, but i don't know if they will be compatible together.
 

WildCard999

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Mixing memory isn't a good idea, even if you had a identical kit it may not even boot so there's really no way anyone can say for sure if your idea will even work.

Best way to upgrade is to buy a 2x8gb kit & sell your current kit.
 

apbtuse

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Okay then how much should i sell my ram, and what should i buy, i want kingston but what speed because my motherboard can only accept cl14 2133mhz ?
 

WildCard999

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I'm not really good with pricing but maybe like $20-$30?

You can buy whatever DDR4 is available for you so for example if you buy Kingston Fury 2x8gb @2666mhz then it should work perfectly fine with your board as it will down clock to 2133mhz to meet the specs of the board.
 

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