Mixing two different ram sticks?

pdiz72

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Dec 31, 2016
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I have a somewhat old system. I have 2 sticks of 4GB of Avexir Ram at 1600 Mhz (8GB in total). I would like to upgrade that to 12 or 16GB, but I can't seem to find any of the same ram sticks that are blue anywhere. I have the Raijintek Tisis cooler which is huge, so I would need a low profile ram stick. Would it work if I were to get a single blue HyperX fury ram stick, if it were 4GB or 8GB (at 1600 mhz)?
 

Barty1884

Titan
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No guarantees. Mixing brands/speeds/timing can be problematic. Your best option is to replace the 2x4GB with a new 2x8GB kit for 16GB total.

Failing that, matching as close as possible (brand/speed/timings etc) nets you the best chance of success - but it's still a bit of a crapshoot.
 

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