Mixing memory sticks with different voltages?

Discussion in 'Memory and Storage' started by benwood, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. benwood

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  3. Blain

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    Fully populating DIMM slots with mis-matched speed, timing and voltage modules is about as bad an idea that I can think of.
    Of course your system may run rock solid, I wouldn't try it.
    But it's your money... Try it and let us know how it works out for you.
     
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    buy the match.
     
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    Buy a 100% match.
     
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    Why would you want to do that when there is very little price difference?
     
  7. BonzaiDuck

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    Ditto.

    Even if the specs between the two manufactures overlap, it's too much trouble to experiment and determine what they may be -- the overlapping "spec-set."

    If you want more memory, buy the same kit model from the same manufacturer with the same specs.

    The only exception I would entertain is as follows. You have a machine -- not the latest or greatest -- and you want to double the memory. You weigh buying more of the same, but discover you have a spare set previously purchased -- different model name/number and possibly spec'd at a higher speed -- from the same manufacturer. You discover that the specs of the two kits overlap at a certain desireable speed, voltage and latencies identical.

    So you save yourself a little money. But I don't see any savings or reason in the OP's proposal.