Jump to content
Corsair Community

OK to use different brand pairs of DDR4-2666?


YetanotherSteve
 Share

Recommended Posts

About 3 years ago when ordering parts for a new PC, I accidently ordered a single 8gb stick of Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4-2666 CL16 ram instead of a 2x 8gb pair.

 

Eager to build my PC, I went to a local MicroCenter store and got a 2x8gb kit that was on my motherboard's recommended memory list. (Crucial Ballistix Elite DDR4-2666 CL16)

 

Now, 3 years later, I would like to add another 2x 8gb to my system. I can't find the exact Ballistix memory I already have. I still have the single Corsair 8gb stick and can get another from Amazon.

 

Could I just buy an identical single Corsair stick and add the pair of Corsair 8gb sticks along with my existing 2x 8gb Crucial Ballistix sticks to get reliable 32gb or memory? Timings are close but not identical.

 

-- I don't care that the style or color of the heatspreaders are different. (My case doesn't have a side window)

-- I never got around to overclocking. I would say I might in the future, but probably won't.

 

-Installed:

2x 8gb Crucial Ballistix DDR4-2666 CL16 (Black heatspreaders)

BLE2C8G4D26AFEA

Rated Latency = 16-17-17, 1.2V

 

-I also have:

1x 8gb Corsair Vengeance LPX CL16 (Red heatspreader)

CMK8GX4M1A2666C16

Rated Latency = 16-18-18-35, 1.2V

 

-Motherboard - Gigabyte Z170-HD3P

-CPU - I7-7700K at stock clock

-Windows 10 Pro

 

Thanks in advance!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...