Mixing different brands of memory

sepehrnow

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Hello,

Is it a bad idea to mix different brands of memory and different size of memory if they are all the same type (DDR3 1333MHz 10600)
??
Tnx,
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compulsivebuilder

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It's OK to have one set/bank of DIMMs from one manufacturer and another set/bank from another manufacturer, but I'd avoid having one DIMM from one brand, one DIMM from another.

Bear in mind that there is more than just speed to worry about - there are all the timings to worry about, and all the DIMMs in a bank have to run at the same timings.
 

sepehrnow

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Thanks guys.
I have Kingstone valueram 2Gb Dimms ECC REG that are using Hynix chips
I was thinking about buying Hynix 8Gb Dimms.
Is it something that might burn my motherboard or destroy the memory Dimms if I give it a try to see they work together? I really want to keep some my 2Gb Dimms instead of throwing them away...
 

sepehrnow

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Hi everybody,

I just added 2 8Gb dimms and this was the setup that read all memories:
each CPU has 6 memory slots.

CPU 2 CPU 1 color
8 2 black
2 2 blue
8 2 black
2 2 blue
- - black
- - blue


Is this fine?
The memories are still being run at 1066GHz instead of 1333GHz and I don't understand why. Also the bridge speed is 5Gb instead of 6Gb (which is the maximum speed of these memories). I understood that my CPU needs to be upgraded to run the memory bridge at 6Gb

Thanks,
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Snowblind182

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Completely stranded on this, tried searching brands but had a hard time coming up with an answer, In my PC i have 2 x 2gb OCZ reaper ram sticks but took the ram from a dead comp and found two sticks of 1gb ram.
One being an Apacer, all i can see is on the chips are:
0608 2
MT 46v64MB
TG -5B D

And the other is a Samsung:
SAMSUNG 534
K4H510838C-UCCC
H51 8 CMG095A7


Is it still worth the try? The 4gbs i have now may not be much but it's powerful, also expansive. Just wondering if can slap 2 more Gbs in without causing problems were their is a significant difference in quality/price/appearance.
 

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Hey guys just ran into the freaking $60 price jump in ram kits now and I cant afford more corsair vengeance RAM is it bad if I put in some G-skill ripjaws? same cas latency timings and DDR3 ratings?