Question Mixing RAM

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I was wondering if I can use the two free slots to put those or do I need to replace my current RAM to install the new one I purchased?
Bad idea, work with one ram kit or the same ram kit as the one you have at the moment. Considering the Corsair ram kit is higher capacity, I'd stick with that. To add, if you're working with a DDR4 platform, regardless of Intel or AMD, you should've gone with a DDR4-3600MHz dual channel kit with tight timings to get the most out of your platform.
 

rasmasyean

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Is all this "mixing RAM is bad" thing due to overclocking? What happens if you just leave it at base frequency?
I don't remember there ever was a problem mixing RAM in the pre-XMP era.
 

Endre

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Mixing RAM is a bad idea, because all of the modules will run at the speed of the slowest one.
Another thing is that, it can lead to future unexpected errors and slowdowns.

My advice:
I'd sell the old kit.
I'd only use the new RAM kit.
(64GB should be enough).
 
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Itz_TryFX

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I was wondering if I can use the two free slots to put those or do I need to replace my current RAM to install the new one I purchased?
Bad idea, work with one ram kit or the same ram kit as the one you have at the moment. Considering the Corsair ram kit is higher capacity, I'd stick with that. To add, if you're working with a DDR4 platform, regardless of Intel or AMD, you should've gone with a DDR4-3600MHz dual channel kit with tight timings to get the most out of your platform.
Couldn't find one for a decent price :/
 

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