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Mixing RAM ( CL14 and CL16, different mHZ and producers?)

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey guys, 

i have a Z170 pro gaming Asus motherboard, that I ran with RAM cards HyperX 2X8GB KIT DDR4 2133MHz CL14  (HX421C14FB2K2/16) up until now.
I wanted to upgrade to 32GB so I bought Patriot Viper4 Series 16GB KIT DDR4 3000Mhz CL16 .

I've read that the CL numbers can either run with the ''worse one'' or not run at all, so i'm not certain if i did anything wrong, other than not getting the exact same RAM as i had before?

When I insert the Patriot ones instead of the HyperX, the PC doesnt even go to BIOS. When I start pc with HyperX in same slots adding the new Patriot in the the empty ones, situation is the same. 
My friend suggested i look up the compatibility list of the Z170 Motherboard with RAMs, and i could not find the Patriot/Viper there. But neither could i the Kingston/HyperX ones that i've been using the past few years :D!!!

I'm trying my best to see if there's another way to resolve this before running to the shop for an exchange/refund...
Any help or insight offered is much appreciated!
Thank you guys and gals, 

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it could work, but you probably want to tune it


otherwise you'll get 2133 mhz cl16 on all of them

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Posted · Original PosterOP
6 minutes ago, LukeSavenije said:

it could work, but you probably want to tune it


otherwise you'll get 2133 mhz cl16 on all of them

thank you !
 i will continue my hunt for how to actually make it work so the system starts at least

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