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ssithlord23

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Hello im a new cpu builder and i was worndering...i got a new msi mobo and it came w 2  2x4g ram cards for free promo and it the same model ram cards i currently have in. I was wondering if i put the free 1ns in other dual channel slot will it work ok at 16g or will it conflict with other 2 being tht it wanst bought as quad. If not it still backup after all it was free so no biggie just nooby question. Ty
 

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With the more recent platforms, the CPU has the IMC integral. This can make for some real finicky results when mixing RAM that is not from the same matched kit. Even with the same part number, different batches/lots may have different chips on them. All I can recommend is to just try it. No real harm will come because of it. You will usually know right away if it will work.

As a side note, when more DIMM slots are filled, the IMC load is increased, so it is not uncommon the DRAM V. may need to be raised some. For DDR3 and Intel platforms, 1.50v's + or - 0.075v's is standard.
 

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ssithlord23 said:
Hello im a new cpu builder and i was worndering...i got a new msi mobo and it came w 2  2x4g ram cards for free promo and it the same model ram cards i currently have in. I was wondering if i put the free 1ns in other dual channel slot will it work ok at 16g or will it conflict with other 2 being tht it wanst bought as quad. If not it still backup after all it was free so no biggie just nooby question. Ty
What mainboard is this, and exactly what sticks of memory are they? :think:
 

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Quote from: ssithlord23 on Yesterday at 03:24:15

Hello im a new cpu builder and i was worndering...i got a new msi mobo and it came w 2  2x4g ram cards for free promo and it the same model ram cards i currently have in. I was wondering if i put the free 1ns in other dual channel slot will it work ok at 16g or will it conflict with other 2 being tht it wanst bought as quad. If not it still backup after all it was free so no biggie just nooby question. Ty




What mainboard is this, and exactly what sticks of memory are they?



My mainboard is MSI 990FXA-GD80V2 AM3+ AMD 990FX SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard  ...... and memory is G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL. I was more or less wondering if it would screw up my mobo if i tryed it, if not like i said not a big deal cuz ill keep it as backup as it free after all and 8g ram plenty enought atm.
 

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Please read the notes at the very bottom of the page in yellow print. It says not to mix kits. To answer the question though, no, it will not screw up your board. It might not POST or boot.

http://www.gskill.com/products.php?index=355
 
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