RAM timings?

By steelth
Jan 17, 2011
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  1. Does Ram timing matter when buying Ram ? I have 2 Sticks already but would like to add 2 more , but they don't make the same sticks i got anymore. I can get some like them but the timing is diff. so does that matter?
  2. JMMD

    JMMD TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 854

    It can matter but it may not, it really depends on the system. If you're talking about mixing PC6400 CAS 7 with PC6400 CAS 6 then it probably won't matter. The system will normally run at whatever the slower ram is. Even mixing different speeds can be okay in some cases.

    Some motherboards can be picky about the RAM and mixing ram so it may not always work.
  3. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 3,448   +145

    Indeed, I would try to get the exact same RAM sticks.

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