RAM questions

jakethesnake011

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If I want to add more Ram to my computer, since DDR3 is so much cheaper, do I need the same type as what I have in here now.  Now I have G.Skill 3 by 2gb DDR3 240-pin 1333 Mhz, (PC3 10666) memory, model is F3-10666CL9T-6GBNQ timings and 9-9-9-24 and voltage is 1.55V now and it is overclocked to 704Mhz each, now I want to add more RAM, but would like some better RAM now since it is cheaper if possible.  I have like 70 bucks to drop on it now and look just for maybe 3 gigs more.  Now is it okay to go qwith a different company but still the same MHZ and volts and timings.  Or I was thinking to stay with G.Skill and get this kit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231222 which will be the same type of memory I have in my computer now, just a 3 gig kit.  Or can I go with better timings and RAM frequency and make the RAM I have in here now the same timings if possible to run stable?  I was also looking at a 1600Mhz kit?  For example this kit with much tighter timings: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231229 or which I saw is the same timings 9-9-9-24 as mine in my computer now, just can run at 1600 MHZ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231224  I do plan on continuing to overclock, so I think the 1st or 3rd set I have links to are the best since the are the same and almost the same as I have now .I dunno I have not been doing this that long so still new.  Or if I wanted to go with a different company and spend a few extra bucks what about this kit http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820220369
 

battlet3chvx

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I believe you only need matching RAM types if you're using those sockets for dual or triple channel modes. My board has two triple-channels with designations of DIMM_A0, B0, C0 and DIMM_A1, B1, C1 for each separate channel.
 

jakethesnake011

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Thank you, I was waiting and I had hope you would reply, thanks, I looked in Manuel after posted and came up with what you said that adding better RAM with my slower RAM is just a waste, so I think I will just go with the same make and model that I have in here now and if I want later upgrade since prices are falling fast.  I was just unsure, since I am overclocking both RAM and CPU and I will try to tighten timings soon, I did not know if my it would matter since I "figured" I could make the slow 666mhz run as fast and as tight as 800mhz at 7-7-7-21, basically thinking my slow RAM would have no problem doing it.  But if could not get it there I would have to move my Memory Mutli and my Uncore and like you said (I have my memory multi at 4 and uncore at 8, which is good for me.) but 8 is most stable?  Or 4 just as good as 8? 
 
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