Question Mixing Corsair RGB with non RGB

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I recently purchased a PC from someone locally. The PC has 2x8 GB Corsair Vengeance RGB Pro 3200. I have an unused package of 2x8 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX 3200 that I purchased but did not end up using for a budget build for my daughter. Other than the RGB the specs look to be the same (16-18-18-36 and 1.35v). Can I pair the LPX with the RGB Pro or are there any potential problems? Will it mess up the icue software?
 

curley81

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Sep 12, 2020
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i dont think you should have a problem the icue software is pretty good and should only detect the rgb ram and if it does misread you can disable the 2 lpx from within the software
 
Ram is sold in kits for a reason.
A motherboard must manage all the ram using the same specs of voltage, cas and speed.
The internal workings are designed for the capacity of the kit.
Ram from the same vendor and part number can be made up of differing manufacturing components over time.
Some motherboards, particularly ryzen can be very sensitive to this.

But, since you have the ram, why not try it and see how you do?

Test with memtest86.

It boots from a usb stick and does not use windows.
You can download the free edition here:
https://www.memtest86.com/download.htm

If you can run a full pass with NO errors, your ram should be ok.
 

curley81

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Sep 12, 2020
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Ram is sold in kits for a reason.
A motherboard must manage all the ram using the same specs of voltage, cas and speed.
The internal workings are designed for the capacity of the kit.
Ram from the same vendor and part number can be made up of differing manufacturing components over time.
Some motherboards, particularly ryzen can be very sensitive to this.

But, since you have the ram, why not try it and see how you do?

Test with memtest86.

It boots from a usb stick and does not use windows.
You can download the free edition here:
https://www.memtest86.com/download.htm

If you can run a full pass with NO errors, your ram should be ok.
i stand corrected thank you geofelt i was only thinking about the icue software and assumed the ram would work with cpu/mobo there is also a 3 digit code on each stick of ram to work out if the PCBs of the ram are the same

https://github.com/integralfx/MemTestHelper/blob/master/DDR4 OC Guide.md#memory-testing-software you can check that here
 
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