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mixing different brands of ram

is it possible to mix different brands of  ram, if the ram sticks are both the same frequency and capacity? 

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Yes, and they'll almost always work with each other. 

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Yes, and they don't even have to be the same frequency, (most of the time) the faster RAM is automatically underclocked to the speed of the slower stick.

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Make sure they work at same voltage.

 

In the past, higher frequency DDR3 memory used to run at 1.65v while the standard voltage was 1.5v

Now, some high frequency DDR4 sticks run at 1.35v while some lower frequency ones run at 1.2v  - note that you can buy for example a DDR4 3000 Mhz 1.35v stick and it will most likely run at 2400 Mhz or 2667 Mhz with just 1.2v

 

BIOS will set the lower voltage and pick whatever preset is stored in the memory sticks that is supported by all sticks (most likely a JEDEC standard, 2133 or 2400 Mhz, you can afterwards tweak the timings manually if you feel like it)

 

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