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Can I install a different frequency ram on my system?

They would run at 2933

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Aight, I recently put together my system, and I got myself a pair of HyperX Predator RGB, 8GB, 2933MHz, DDR4, CL15.

But then, I am planning to get myself another pair of ram, and I wanted to get a higher frequency one, had my eyes on HyperX Predator RGB, 8GB, 3200MHz, DDR4, CL16.

My question is, can I use them together? or would I need to replace my kit entirely? (I assumed that since they work in dual channel, my 2933 rams populating the 2nd, and 4th dimm slots. I could just install the 3200 mhz rams in the 1st and 3rd dimm slots and they would work fine?)


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CPU: i9 9900k

Mobo: Z390 M Gaming (Gigabyte)

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They would run at 2933


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First off, you can't. Second off, there is absolutely no performance difference between 2933 and 3200. Believe me, you might see some things in certain instances but in the majority of times, there's no difference and just not buying one far outweighs the benefits assuming if you did buy one. So, my suggestion is first off, no it wouldn't work. And second off, even if it did or you got an entire new kit then you probably wouldn't notice. 
Don't buy it. 

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HDD: 250gb Kingston A400 SSD + 1tb 7200rpm Hitachi HDD

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RAM: 2x16 32GB 1066MHZ (PC3-8500) generic ram

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21 minutes ago, MS-DOS Guy said:

First off, you can't. Second off, there is absolutely no performance difference between 2933 and 3200. Believe me, you might see some things in certain instances but in the majority of times, there's no difference and just not buying one far outweighs the benefits assuming if you did buy one. So, my suggestion is first off, no it wouldn't work. And second off, even if it did or you got an entire new kit then you probably wouldn't notice. 
Don't buy it. 

Cheers.   

Wrong advice and information. You can totally run different sticks together of different timings. They will just run at the slowest timings of the sticks. You can manually tweak and overclock them as well to tighten things down even more. Go do some research before giving bad advice and information like this. 


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20 minutes ago, MS-DOS Guy said:

First off, you can't.

this is wrong. the faster ram would be downclocked to match the frequency of the slower ram i.e. your 3200mhz ram would run at 2933, as said by enderman.

 

21 minutes ago, MS-DOS Guy said:

Second off, there is absolutely no performance difference between 2933 and 3200. 

also wrong. ryzen chips benefit from higher clocked ram due to their infinity fabric design. but if you're running an intel chip the difference would not be noticeable during daily use (maybe 10 more points on cinebench)

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Honestly with a 9900k, the only thing you would really benefit from is having 16GB of ram. With intel there would be no noticeable difference between 2933 and 3200 but upping it from single channel 8GB to dual channel 16GB would be a big step up.

 

Edit reread the post noticed you plan on using the Ram modules together to equal 16GB, usually it works with the frequency of the 3200 downclocking to the speed of the slower module. Sometimes it can be iffy using two different modules that weren't purchased together sometimes they work fine, but other times they have incompatibilities. I usually just recommend to buy a kit so you know without a doubt they won't have issues together.


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1 hour ago, Skiiwee29 said:

They will just run at the slowest timings of the sticks.

That's what I meant. Sorry for wording it incorrectly. 


My Rig: 

CPU: Intel i5 2400 4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.4GHZ ( Turbo ) 

MOBO: Dell 980 1155 Motherboard

RAM: 2x4 DDR3 1333mhz generic ram

GPU: GTX 1060 3GB Zotac Mini 150+ core, 500+ mem ( OC ) 

HDD: 250gb Kingston A400 SSD + 1tb 7200rpm Hitachi HDD

CASE: Rosewill FBM-X1 Case

OS: Windows 10 64-bit / Blackarch Linux

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CPU: Intel Xeon X5647 4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.93GHZ

MOBO: Dell Precision T3500 LGA 1366

RAM: 2x16 32GB 1066MHZ (PC3-8500) generic ram

GPU: Radeon HD 7670  65+ core 65+ mem ( OC ) 

HDD: 3TB Hitachi 7200rpm, 250gb Kingston A400 SSD 

PSU: Corsair TX750m semi-modular 80+ gold 750w

CASE: ( Literally no case, just sat on top of a cardboard box ) 

OS: Windows 7 64-bit / Ubuntu Server 18.04.2 LTS

PERIPHERALS: Dell L100 Keyboard, Logitech G300s Mouse

 

Laptop: Dell Precision M6300

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T9500 2 Cores, 2 Threads @2.6GHZ

RAM: 4GB DDR2 800mhz sodimm 

GPU: Quadro FX3600M 512mb vram

HDD: 320GB 7200rpm hard drive 2.5"

SCREEN: Glossy 16:9 1920x1200

OS: Windows 7 64-bit

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1 hour ago, potato_man said:

this is wrong. the faster ram would be downclocked to match the frequency of the slower ram i.e. your 3200mhz ram would run at 2933, as said by enderman.

 

also wrong. ryzen chips benefit from higher clocked ram due to their infinity fabric design. but if you're running an intel chip the difference would not be noticeable during daily use (maybe 10 more points on cinebench)

I understand Ryzen chips may benefit from this but he has an Intel chip which is exactly why I said this? So why are you even mentioning that?


My Rig: 

CPU: Intel i5 2400 4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.4GHZ ( Turbo ) 

MOBO: Dell 980 1155 Motherboard

RAM: 2x4 DDR3 1333mhz generic ram

GPU: GTX 1060 3GB Zotac Mini 150+ core, 500+ mem ( OC ) 

HDD: 250gb Kingston A400 SSD + 1tb 7200rpm Hitachi HDD

CASE: Rosewill FBM-X1 Case

OS: Windows 10 64-bit / Blackarch Linux

PERIPHERALS: Corsair K55 RGB Keyboard, Logitech G Pro Mouse

 

Personal Email Client, NAS, Website Hoster, and Game Server: 

CPU: Intel Xeon X5647 4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.93GHZ

MOBO: Dell Precision T3500 LGA 1366

RAM: 2x16 32GB 1066MHZ (PC3-8500) generic ram

GPU: Radeon HD 7670  65+ core 65+ mem ( OC ) 

HDD: 3TB Hitachi 7200rpm, 250gb Kingston A400 SSD 

PSU: Corsair TX750m semi-modular 80+ gold 750w

CASE: ( Literally no case, just sat on top of a cardboard box ) 

OS: Windows 7 64-bit / Ubuntu Server 18.04.2 LTS

PERIPHERALS: Dell L100 Keyboard, Logitech G300s Mouse

 

Laptop: Dell Precision M6300

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T9500 2 Cores, 2 Threads @2.6GHZ

RAM: 4GB DDR2 800mhz sodimm 

GPU: Quadro FX3600M 512mb vram

HDD: 320GB 7200rpm hard drive 2.5"

SCREEN: Glossy 16:9 1920x1200

OS: Windows 7 64-bit

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4 minutes ago, MS-DOS Guy said:

I understand Ryzen chips may benefit from this but he has an Intel chip which is exactly why I said this? So why are you even mentioning that?

i was simply correcting a mistake you made. you stated that "there is absolutely no performance difference between 2933 and 3200" which is misinformative. if you had omitted the aforementioned statement, then there would be no reason for me to comment (apart from the other mistake you made where you said 2933mhz and 3200mhz ram are incompatible).

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1 hour ago, potato_man said:

was simply correcting a mistake you made. you stated that "there is absolutely no performance difference between 2933 and 3200" which is misinformative. if you had omitted the aforementioned statement, then there would be no reason for me to comment (apart from the other mistake you made where you said 2933mhz and 3200mhz ram are incompatible).

the only reason why I claimed there was no performance difference was because he was using an Intel CPU, otherwise I wouldn't have said that.


My Rig: 

CPU: Intel i5 2400 4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.4GHZ ( Turbo ) 

MOBO: Dell 980 1155 Motherboard

RAM: 2x4 DDR3 1333mhz generic ram

GPU: GTX 1060 3GB Zotac Mini 150+ core, 500+ mem ( OC ) 

HDD: 250gb Kingston A400 SSD + 1tb 7200rpm Hitachi HDD

CASE: Rosewill FBM-X1 Case

OS: Windows 10 64-bit / Blackarch Linux

PERIPHERALS: Corsair K55 RGB Keyboard, Logitech G Pro Mouse

 

Personal Email Client, NAS, Website Hoster, and Game Server: 

CPU: Intel Xeon X5647 4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.93GHZ

MOBO: Dell Precision T3500 LGA 1366

RAM: 2x16 32GB 1066MHZ (PC3-8500) generic ram

GPU: Radeon HD 7670  65+ core 65+ mem ( OC ) 

HDD: 3TB Hitachi 7200rpm, 250gb Kingston A400 SSD 

PSU: Corsair TX750m semi-modular 80+ gold 750w

CASE: ( Literally no case, just sat on top of a cardboard box ) 

OS: Windows 7 64-bit / Ubuntu Server 18.04.2 LTS

PERIPHERALS: Dell L100 Keyboard, Logitech G300s Mouse

 

Laptop: Dell Precision M6300

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T9500 2 Cores, 2 Threads @2.6GHZ

RAM: 4GB DDR2 800mhz sodimm 

GPU: Quadro FX3600M 512mb vram

HDD: 320GB 7200rpm hard drive 2.5"

SCREEN: Glossy 16:9 1920x1200

OS: Windows 7 64-bit

PERIPHERALSLogitech M705 Marathon

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2 minutes ago, MS-DOS Guy said:

the only reason why I claimed there was no performance difference was because he was using an Intel CPU, otherwise I wouldn't have said that.

noted. however, your claim was misguided. please do more research before posting inaccurate and unwanted information.

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1 hour ago, potato_man said:

please do more research before posting inaccurate and unwanted information.

I just misworded myself. My apologies. 


My Rig: 

CPU: Intel i5 2400 4 Cores, 4 Threads @3.4GHZ ( Turbo ) 

MOBO: Dell 980 1155 Motherboard

RAM: 2x4 DDR3 1333mhz generic ram

GPU: GTX 1060 3GB Zotac Mini 150+ core, 500+ mem ( OC ) 

HDD: 250gb Kingston A400 SSD + 1tb 7200rpm Hitachi HDD

CASE: Rosewill FBM-X1 Case

OS: Windows 10 64-bit / Blackarch Linux

PERIPHERALS: Corsair K55 RGB Keyboard, Logitech G Pro Mouse

 

Personal Email Client, NAS, Website Hoster, and Game Server: 

CPU: Intel Xeon X5647 4 Cores, 8 Threads @2.93GHZ

MOBO: Dell Precision T3500 LGA 1366

RAM: 2x16 32GB 1066MHZ (PC3-8500) generic ram

GPU: Radeon HD 7670  65+ core 65+ mem ( OC ) 

HDD: 3TB Hitachi 7200rpm, 250gb Kingston A400 SSD 

PSU: Corsair TX750m semi-modular 80+ gold 750w

CASE: ( Literally no case, just sat on top of a cardboard box ) 

OS: Windows 7 64-bit / Ubuntu Server 18.04.2 LTS

PERIPHERALS: Dell L100 Keyboard, Logitech G300s Mouse

 

Laptop: Dell Precision M6300

CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T9500 2 Cores, 2 Threads @2.6GHZ

RAM: 4GB DDR2 800mhz sodimm 

GPU: Quadro FX3600M 512mb vram

HDD: 320GB 7200rpm hard drive 2.5"

SCREEN: Glossy 16:9 1920x1200

OS: Windows 7 64-bit

PERIPHERALSLogitech M705 Marathon

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1 hour ago, MS-DOS Guy said:

First off, you can't. Second off, there is absolutely no performance difference between 2933 and 3200. Believe me, you might see some things in certain instances but in the majority of times, there's no difference and just not buying one far outweighs the benefits assuming if you did buy one. So, my suggestion is first off, no it wouldn't work. And second off, even if it did or you got an entire new kit then you probably wouldn't notice. 
Don't buy it. 

Cheers.   

Ooph if this was the case I would be in a ton of trouble right now as I have 2 RAM kits in my PC each with different speeds, and my MOBO is not even capable of supporting the fastest advertised speeds of either kit.....


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