[SOLVED] Can I mix HyperX and Ballistix Ram together.

Feb 10, 2022
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I have 6 ram sticks, 2 Ballistix (speed - 3200, I believe DDR3 or 4) and the other 4 are HyperX (speed - 3200 and DDR4), would it be possible to take 2 of the HyperX cards and add them to the 2 ram slots I have left. (I could just simply take the two ballistix cards out and put the HyperX into the slots but I want to know if I could just mix them.)
 

Darkbreeze

Retired Mod
If you MUST have all four DIMM slots in play, you would be wiser to use the four Hyper X DIMMs so long as they all came together in one set. If they didn't, then it's much the same as mixing them with the Ballistix memory, as they won't have all been tested together for compatibility and it's going to be a crap shoot either way.

Please read the second section, titled "The odd man out or mixed memory" for further clarification on what is or is not possible/likely when mixing higher speed memory (Or any memory for that matter) together.



Also, if those four Hyper X modules did NOT come together in one set, if possible, it would be a good idea to try and figure out which two DID come together in a set, so that you can set them aside in sets in order to put one set that did come together in the A2 and B2 slots and the other two together in the A1 and B1 slots. Or so that if you mix them with the Ballistix kit, you can at least end up with two matched DIMMs from the Hyper X DIMMs together in there with them to increase the chance of them working well together instead of ending up with memory from three different kits all in the same machine. That's generally a recipe for problems even if they are only the occasional unidentified error that drives you nutty.
 
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Darkbreeze

Retired Mod
If you MUST have all four DIMM slots in play, you would be wiser to use the four Hyper X DIMMs so long as they all came together in one set. If they didn't, then it's much the same as mixing them with the Ballistix memory, as they won't have all been tested together for compatibility and it's going to be a crap shoot either way.

Please read the second section, titled "The odd man out or mixed memory" for further clarification on what is or is not possible/likely when mixing higher speed memory (Or any memory for that matter) together.



Also, if those four Hyper X modules did NOT come together in one set, if possible, it would be a good idea to try and figure out which two DID come together in a set, so that you can set them aside in sets in order to put one set that did come together in the A2 and B2 slots and the other two together in the A1 and B1 slots. Or so that if you mix them with the Ballistix kit, you can at least end up with two matched DIMMs from the Hyper X DIMMs together in there with them to increase the chance of them working well together instead of ending up with memory from three different kits all in the same machine. That's generally a recipe for problems even if they are only the occasional unidentified error that drives you nutty.
 
Reactions: iiTzGambit

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