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thor1182
05-15-07, 03:35 PM
I'm just curious if mixing:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227181
with:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227178

would cause any problems. glancing at it I didn't see any differences. I have an ASUS C2Duo board PB95 Deluxe if I remember right

ViN86
05-15-07, 04:11 PM
same timings/speed/volage/manufacturer.

they should be ok together.

in my experience, ive found that mixing different manufacturers is the biggest problem causer.

thor1182
05-15-07, 04:12 PM
that was my thought. But you never know, these things are finicky.

DMx
05-15-07, 04:16 PM
Yeah don't mix, you will lose any serious overclocking abilities.

thor1182
05-15-07, 04:18 PM
Yeah don't mix, you will lose any serious overclocking abilities.

don't mix manufactures, or mix these two different types of Ocz mem?

it really only looks like the heat spreader is different.

Tr1cK
05-15-07, 04:30 PM
it really only looks like the heat spreader is different.

That's what they want you to believe. :bleh:

thor1182
05-15-07, 04:42 PM
the only reason why I ask is the kind I bought are out of stock and had the urge to get them now. I can always wait.

its not like I have a 64 bit OS that can use 4GB...

Slammin
05-15-07, 08:18 PM
Those look identical to me other than the heat spreaders. I have 4 of these:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227178

and the only thing I can tell you other than mixing that set should be fine is that you do want to get a ram cooler for them. Oh, and also that you will never reach their rated speed with only 2.1v. Oh, and also since you will have all 4 slots filled, you probably wont be able to reach their rated speed regardless of what voltage you use. Oh, and also, since you will have all 4 slots in use, don't skimp on the fan; I got that Corsair 3 fan unit that snaps right over the ram. It's large enough that it provides good air to all 4 sticks and works very well. And one last thing, these sticks go up to 670Mhz 3-3-3-6 1T with 2.2v. They may go even higher at 1T but that's as high as I've tried. The highest I can run all 4 at 2T is about 1056Mhz 4-4-4-12 with 2.2v.

I have had them running faster with 2.4v but I fried a stick doing that, thus now I use the cooler.

Great ram!

t3hl33td4rg0n
05-17-07, 03:50 AM
I would fail memtest86 everytime I tried to mix my Samsung and Corsair, in single or dual channel mode, in evey combination/order i could think of. I was trying to get 2GB in my system, but it wouldnt fly :thumbdwn:

Its a pretty basic rule that you shouldnt mix manufacturers, and if you decide to try, grab a copy of memtest86 and run at least 1 full cycle for each combination. It only takes 1 error to let you know that its not going to work out.

If you have two different modules from the same manufacturer, use the timings form the slowest module.