[SOLVED] Changing RAM Timings, will it work?

JupiterJack

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Hello!
I recently built my friend a new computer and he gave me his old 16GB kit. I swapped it out to test it, and its fine. Just downclocked to 2133mhz cause Intel, which is expected.
I was wondering if I could combine my old set and the new set of ram to get myself 32GB. Issue is, the RAM would be as follows:

Corsair ValueSelect CL15 2133mhz 1x8GB
SK Hynix HMA41GU6AFR8N 2133mhz 1x8GB
G.Skill Ripjaws V 3200MhZ 2x8GB

(I'll let you guess which kit I received)

Should I bring the timings of the 3 best sticks down to the speed of the worst?
Considering I've already been using 2 mismatched sticks for 3 years now with no issues, do I even need to tweak the timings?
Any input is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

COLGeek

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You can certainly try this odd combo. Leave memory set to AUTO/default and let the motherboard negotiate the best settings. For the sake of overall stability, I would not try going above 2133.

Mixing memory can produce undesirable results. Let us know how it works out.
 

COLGeek

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You can certainly try this odd combo. Leave memory set to AUTO/default and let the motherboard negotiate the best settings. For the sake of overall stability, I would not try going above 2133.

Mixing memory can produce undesirable results. Let us know how it works out.
 

JupiterJack

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You can certainly try this odd combo. Leave memory set to AUTO/default and let the motherboard negotiate the best settings. For the sake of overall stability, I would not try going above 2133.

Mixing memory can produce undesirable results. Let us know how it works out.
It seems like the BIOS knew exactly what I was doing. Just ran some tests, and its working perfect. (At least, for now lol. If anything happens I will be back :sol:)
I can finally open a 3rd tab of Chrome, Thank you so much!
 

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