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grs

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I already have two Corsair stick of RAM from what I can tell they are not made anymore. I want to get another two to add to the mobo, do they have to be the same make/model as the one already on it or can I buy any two sticks of similar specs?
 

LoneWolf121188

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Any two sticks are fine. If the speeds mismatch, they'll all run at the slowest speed. However, if you're OCing, you typically only want to use 2 sticks of identical make/model/specs.
 

Woodzy

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Using different types of memory, in general, will force the fastest to underclock down to the level of the slowest.

Plus more parameters come into play, as latency, and voltage-plus the different quality standards for each different model.

personally i would go for the same model sticks, but we all have our own views.
 

MattNo5ss

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Aug 11, 2008
You'll be fine as long as all sticks can handle the same voltage, speed, and timings.
 
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grs

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I'm upgrading a Pc I have, it was never to high gaming spec when I got it. It will all depend on what cash I have in a few weeks. My dentist want the best part of a €1000 for a root canal!