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[PCF]Falcs

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on: November 04, 2018, 11:32:03 AM
I have Corsair Vengence ram in my PC only 8 Gig DDR 3 16000 Mz which has a whatever at 8 - 8 -3- 24 the 3 may be an 8 my eysight is crap!
Question is can i use another 8 gig in the machine however its Corsair Vengeance DDR3 RAM 8GB (2x4GB) 1600Mhz 9-9-9-24

just i can get it on fb market place for £35 quid!


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Reply #1 on: November 04, 2018, 12:41:36 PM
I think all you need to do is manually set the RAM timings to 9-9-9-24 across the board in the BIOS.

You could probably try this with your current memory first to see how it likes the slower timings.
If it won't play ball, then set them back to 8-8-8-24 (or Auto) and avoid the purchase.

p.s. You might need to consult the Mobo/RAM vendor Compatibility Chart as well since the voltage might need to be changed as well.
(A wee bit faffy if that's the case..  :lipsrsealed:)

p.p.s ....especially if they use different voltages on the board to achieve 1600MHz.
« Last Edit: November 04, 2018, 12:47:24 PM by Wooster »


richietog

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Reply #2 on: November 04, 2018, 02:47:39 PM
All true what Wooster said. But do you know if the RAM is a single or two stick i.e. dual channel?


[PCF]Falcs

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Reply #3 on: November 04, 2018, 03:35:57 PM
Its two channel ie tow sticks of 4gig same as what i have now
i googled my ram a while back and it would cost me 200 quid to buy 8 gig new now!!!


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Reply #4 on: November 04, 2018, 06:07:08 PM
It might not be if you mix and match.
iirc they'll all run in single channel mode unless they do 2x2 mode these days.

1 module = single channel
2 matched modules = dual channel
3 matched modules = triple channel

2 matched modules + 2 matched modules = ?
(Still....iirc more is better than faster, but only if you use apps able to make use of it.)