Question Ram compatibility

Dec 11, 2019
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I have a Crucial Ballistix 8gb 2600 mhz
And I found the same ram with 3000mhz at a good price, now can I use both without problem in my pc? Or is recommended to use two of the same speed?
 

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What is this new ram stick from what brand?
There shouldn't be any compatibility issues, but both sticks will run at the lowest of the two ram speeds, which will be 2600 mhz.
 
Recommended to use 2 of the same speed, though you can use them both, you'll just have to drop the clock speed of the faster RAM to the slower RAM or else you could run into crashes and BSODs.
Also I presume their CL timings aren't the same either, so that would be another issue.

Conclusion: You can mix them but you'll have to lower performance of the new kit. However, mixing RAM is generally not recommended.
 
Dec 11, 2019
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What is this new ram stick from what brand?
There shouldn't be any compatibility issues, but both sticks will run at the lowest of the two ram speeds, which will be 2600 mhz.
Is a crucial ballistix too.

Recommended to use 2 of the same speed, though you can use them both, you'll just have to drop the clock speed of the faster RAM to the slower RAM or else you could run into crashes and BSODs.
Also I presume their CL timings aren't the same either, so that would be another issue.

Conclusion: You can mix them but you'll have to lower performance of the new kit. However, mixing RAM is generally not recommended.
I see, I would get the ram with the same clock speed then...


Thanks for the help!
 
Is a crucial ballistix too.



I see, I would get the ram with the same clock speed then...


Thanks for the help!
Yep, pretty much. Greg, a youtuber, did a nice video about this.
View: https://youtu.be/uaR6Ea8Hl0w


Perhaps if you plan on upgrading later on you should get the faster RAM now and decommission the old one, or sell it. And when you have the money just get the same speed RAM for that new one.
 

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