Mix RAM with different Module and DRAM manufacturer?


  1. Posts : 218
    Windows 10 HOME SINGLE LANGUAGE 2004
       #1

    Mix RAM with different Module and DRAM manufacturer?


    Just bought new ram and install it on second slot of my laptop, both is 2666mhz and ddr 4 with 8gb each capacity. But different module and dram manufacture.




    Is it safe ?
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    mikelferdinan said:
    Just bought new ram and install it on second slot of my laptop, both is 2666mhz and ddr 4 with 8gb each capacity. But different module and dram manufacture.




    Is it safe ?
    I have no problems with a crucial and Kingston ram chips

    as long as they are the same type (ddr4) and speed (1333mhz)
    you shouldn't have any trouble.
    If you put in different speeds, It will run at the slower speed .
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  3. Berton's Avatar
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    The one thing I find important is for Dual-channel memory use there should be 2 identical modules for 2 slots or 2 + 2 for 4 slots on the motherboard. My ASUS board works better with Dual-channel than with the single-channel [one module] it came with.
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    Berton said:
    The one thing I find important is for Dual-channel memory use there should be 2 identical modules for 2 slots or 2 + 2 for 4 slots on the motherboard. My ASUS board works better with Dual-channel than with the single-channel [one module] it came with.
    Dual Channel is always going to be better. It is like going from a 2 lane highway/Interstate to a four lane Interstate. Six Channel just rolled out. Makes you wonder where the stopping poing on how many channels are needed for the average gamer/coder.
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    The obvious thing to do: try it, and see if it works. It probably will.

    It has been a while, but I have mixed RAM from different makes. (I don't recall whether I ever used non-identical RAM in a dula channel configuration.)

    The key was manually configuring the RAM settings (voltage, timings.) The motherboard may not choose the SPD of the lower spec'd RAM. That was on a desktop system; a laptop BIOS may offer less in the line of RAM settings.

    It's safest to match RAM. If you could afford it, replacing the original SODIMM with RAM that matches the new piece is the easiest way to get success.
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    Same issue here but in my case, i have the same module manufacturer but different DRAM manufacturerMix RAM with different Module and DRAM manufacturer?-121093371_2826295124281776_4043607214764602987_n.pngMix RAM with different Module and DRAM manufacturer?-120996145_329206778377531_7909117753595283789_n.png


    IS IT SAFE?
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  7. Berton's Avatar
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    Slot 2 and 4 would be a pair but what's in Slot 1 and 3? Since the computer is booted up to get the information that program provided it would appear the Brand name is not a problem.
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  8. Ghot's Avatar
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    brother29 said:
    Same issue here but in my case, i have the same module manufacturer but different DRAM manufacturer
    IS IT SAFE?

    Is it SAFE? Yes.
    Will it cause BSODs? Maybe

    When Corsair sells, say, a 16GB kit (2x8GB sticks), the IC chips on both sticks will match. They even have a tiny version number on the lower right corner of the RAM circuit board, which denotes which companies IC chips are ON the RAM sticks.

    For any and all Corsair RAM tech support... Memory - The Corsair User Forums




    /edit Whenever you're on the phone with Corsair tech support, the same guy you're talking to will be on that forum.
    Last edited by Ghot; 11 Oct 2020 at 22:55.
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