Table of Contents
- 1 Can I mix two RAM with different Latency?
- 2 What happens if you mix RAM with different CAS latency?
- 3 Can I mix cl15 and cl17 RAM?
- 4 Can you mix C15 and C16 RAM?
- 5 Can you mismatch RAM?
- 6 Can I combine cl15 and CL16 RAM?
- 7 What is the difference between RAM speed and latency?
- 8 What happens when different modules have different latencies?
- 9 Can I use two different brands of RAM at the same time?
Can I mix two RAM with different Latency?
You should have no problems. The memory will default to the speed and latency of the slowest sticks.
What happens if you mix RAM with different CAS latency?
Mixing memory in a computer build is never the appropriate thing to do unless you are strapped financially and cannot afford to purchase a new set of the same memory you already have installed. If your memory passes the test and stability checks then you will be fine running the memory at the lower latencies.
Can you mix and match RAM with different speeds?
You can use memory modules of different speeds as long as they are faster than those specified for your computer. It is recommended to use modules of the same speed as those already installed in your system. If you do mix speeds, the modules will all run at the speed of your slowest modules.
Can I mix cl15 and cl17 RAM?
Technically yes but it’s not recommended. Firstly you could experience instability or even BSOD’s. And secondly Dell has a reputation of mixed ram incompatibilities meaning the laptop might not even boot.
Can you mix C15 and C16 RAM?
If you have any other suggestions, of course, let me know. Thanks in advance. EDIT – Installed new C15 RAM alongside C16 RAM, no issues whatsoever and both run at the rated speed @ 3000MHz.
Can I use 2666MHz RAM in 2400MHz motherboard?
Yes. 2666MHz and 2400MHz are DDR4 and backwards compatible. All of the installed memory will work at 2400MHz. Be careful to select a memory which is compatible with your motherboard as not all 2666MHz modules will work.
Can you mismatch RAM?
There’s a prevailing misconception you cannot use different RAM sizes together or that you cannot mix RAM brands. Simply put, that’s not true. The answer is Yes, you can mix RAM sticks and RAM sizes and even different RAM speeds—but mixing and matching RAM modules isn’t the best for system performance.
Can I combine cl15 and CL16 RAM?
should be no problems, the sticks will just run at the slower timings of the 2, which in this case would be the CL16 stick.
Can you mix CL RAM?
In short, the answer to this question is: yes. No matter the brand, speed, and size of the RAM, you theoretically can get it to work on your system; though it may prove to be problematic. Also, depending on the setup & workload, you may not even notice a difference in performance.
What is the difference between RAM speed and latency?
Both speed increases and latency decreases result in better system performance Example: because the latency in nanoseconds for DDR4-2400 CL17 and DDR4-2666 CL19 is roughly the same, the higher speed DDR4-2666 RAM will provide better performance
What happens when different modules have different latencies?
The same thing happens with modules that have different latencies. The system will run based on the module with the slowest timings. Another thing to keep in mind is what speeds your motherboard can handle.
What happens if you mix RAM speeds?
If you mix clock speeds of ram then the motherboard will either fail to recognize them, or fail to be able to interleave them. And that causes slower performance, at best case, at worst case intermittent crashing. EDIT; if you want to try to do this anyway, instead using the ideal of identical ram sticks in every slot of a bank.
Can I use two different brands of RAM at the same time?
Theoretically, if the other traits (generation, speed, latency, voltage) are the same, there should be no issue using DRAM from two different brands. Though some older DDR3 systems require matched sets of memory. Another thing to keep in mind is that many memory brands do not manufacture their own DRAM; they simply assemble the modules.