I went for a triple channel (3x2GB) DDR3 RAM kit for my build back in 2010. The same kit is now a lot cheaper and I'm considering purchasing one to give my machine a little boost.

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Is it wise to mix newly manufactured RAM? Would I have problems? Maybe it's better to buy two of the kits now (still cheaper than when I bought one 2 years ago) and replace what I already have (?).


I have done something similar and can speak from personal experience.

About 6 months ago I purchased the exact same RAM kit (2x2GB) that I purchased about 2 years ago.

It has not complained in 6 months and there is no reason that it should.

Mixing the same RAM from different dates shouldn't worry you but mixing different types/brands could cause problems.

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  • Okay, great. Thanks, @harper89. That's given me some confidence. I think it's worth a go!... – Om86 Feb 16 '12 at 16:07

6 x DIMM, Max. 24GB, DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1600/1333/1066 Hz Non-ECC, Un-buffered Memory Triple Channel Memory Architecture

I think you're good purchasing 1 kit to add to your current kit. No reason to purchase two when the max is 6 sticks.

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  • Thanks @Raystafarian. Sorry - I meant take out what I have and purchase 2 at the same time. I'd probably chuck the old one in a drawer or sell it. – Om86 Feb 16 '12 at 16:00

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