Just How Bad is Mixing Memory?

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EvenNine Pirms 12 Stundām
The main issue I see with different ram types (especially speeds) is your pc will black screen when under load
CODE PRODUCTION Pirms 14 Stundām
funny i have benn having 4 diferent manufacturers ram sticks mixing in my pc for 15 years now never had a single issue with it i mixed on pentium 2 on pentium 4 and ddr 2 ddr 4 generations worked without problems on each generation jou can mix as long the mhz is same
Yit Han Ong
Yit Han Ong Pirms 15 Stundām
With my 9-year old system getting errors once every few months, where the solution is to use a single RAM (I have 2) for a few hours, I don't think I will be tinkering with the RAM anytime soon, even if I only have a total of 8 Gb...
Synth Wave
Synth Wave Pirms dienas
Not as bad as mixing RAM with Samsung's new 512 GB modules :) www.pcgamer.com/samsung-ddr5-512gb-7200mhz/
2CnZ Pirms dienas
Linus: virtually no difference when mixing ram Prebuilts: WRITE THAT DOWN! WRITE THAT DOWN!
The Prankster
The Prankster Pirms 2 dienām
On my girlfriends 2700x I couldn’t even get a 2nd version of the same stick to work and had to buy a single 16gb stick instead.
Midnight1211 Pirms 2 dienām
I would love to see a video on async dual channel works, because it doesn't make sense to me lol. For instance, apparently the lg gram can recognize up to 40 gb ram (8 soldered on the board) in this config. I just don't know if you would actually get a boost in this config unless you just run most things single channel on that 32 gb swappable stick... in which case... I just wonder why it would really be worth the effort...
Cole Steven
Cole Steven Pirms 2 dienām
Wow linus is back to doing legit worth while videos!
Nyarlathotep lives
Nyarlathotep lives Pirms 3 dienām
Looking for your depends linus?
Kyle S
Kyle S Pirms 3 dienām
Limus say I kan XOC on mismamched wam!1!1!1!1!1!
Drew Goudy
Drew Goudy Pirms 3 dienām
Right well I built my pc a few years back and bought 2x4 ddr4 3000mhz! Then I decided I wanted more ram so I bought 2x8 ddr4 3200mhz and put the old ones in a box under my bed, I then bought a 1440p monitor and wanted to upgrade my pc a little on the cheap so I looked into the best cpu for my current motherboard which is when I realised that my motherboard can't run faster that 2133mhz ram so I decided to dig out the old ram and shove it all in! I now have 24gb ran running at 2133mhz and haven't had a problem
jaren brown
jaren brown Pirms 3 dienām
is it bad if i get a stick of ram that was made for my laptop, even though its different from whats in there already?
Jens van roy
Jens van roy Pirms 3 dienām
ram compatibilety has wome a long way? i mixed difrent brands of ddr, ddr2 and ddr3 ram never had a problem or had to tweak bios settings. No idee what ur talking about.
Stage By One
Stage By One Pirms 3 dienām
Yeah i just bought a 4 kit instead
Huntgar 4Life
Huntgar 4Life Pirms 3 dienām
2x 2x8 sticks identical except one has rgb... Weirdest errors lol
Sercil Pirms 4 dienām
0:06 Pretty much what I think about when I hear "computer science". Except you also get to be a mad scientist, just without the nightmare-inducing human experiments.
lewkiz Pirms 4 dienām
With 4x32GB I couldn't even get the rated 3200hz when I bought two kits of 2x32GB of the same memory. Got in contact with their support, and they couldn't guarantee the stated clock speed unless I bought a 4x32GB kit explicitly. So if you want to use all four lanes at the maximum of your MOBO you need to be much more careful.
SkeletonBro232 Pirms 4 dienām
That is good now I can buy another 4gb 1600mhz ram so I have 8gb ram yay!
SkeletonBro232 Pirms 4 dienām
And it's DDR3
tmh462 Pirms 4 dienām
I had something interesting come up when mixing RAM. I had an Omen 25L that was supposed to have 2x8GB sticks. It had four slots, but only had a single 16GB stick. I found a pair of 8GB sticks from the same manufacturer with the same speed, and installed them. ALL the ram downthrottled from 2933 to 2400. I pulled out the single 16, and the speed went back up. I reinstalled it, then removed one of the 8 GB sticks, and it downthrottled again. I removed the second 8GB stick, back up went the speed. It didn't seem to matter which slots were used, or which stick was put in which slot, the results were the same. I finally gave up, returned the 8GB pair, and found a single 16. The speed remained 2933 with the second 16 stick installation.
Ronnie Ferdinandsen
Ronnie Ferdinandsen Pirms 4 dienām
I remember stealing ram sticks from school so i could play the first watchdog with 8gigs of ram and it worked! still have them in my old build :D
Lqris Pirms 5 dienām
I put 2x Delta RGB DDR4 4gb 3000 and 2x G.Skill Aegis 8gb 3000 together and i think it runs because it shows in the task manager that i have 24gb of ram and its currently running at 2133 but i dont know if it will work at 3000mhz can someon help?
Jake L
Jake L Pirms 5 dienām
“Dude, what are you doing? We need to finish building the computer” *rubs the sticks of ram together* “...it’s for good luck”
Pbert_live Vods
Pbert_live Vods Pirms 5 dienām
The ad at the end pisses me off, I spent 3 years building an arcade and now ur telling me I coulda got a kit from micro center?!
PlatinumEagleStudio's Pirms 5 dienām
Linus why have your intros gotten more and more cringe lately? Holy fuck cut the dramatics. it's not needed.
AdamMi Pirms 6 dienām
I had bought different ram modules and it works perfectly. I could even overcklock it from 2666 mhz to 3200 mhz and it runs perfectly stable
Matthew Dave
Matthew Dave Pirms 6 dienām
oh so you are referring to mixing Mhz. I thought you were talking about differing brands. sorry I'm a beginner to the pc tech stuffs
Raffy Pirms 6 dienām
He's still mix different ram brands
Just a Random Gamer
Just a Random Gamer Pirms 6 dienām
Why are his Segway's into sponsors always so smooth...
obscenityib Pirms 6 dienām
always thought mixing memory was brands, not speeds
Astronaut_ Beavis
Astronaut_ Beavis Pirms 6 dienām
24 gigs of ram here...
Desangrador Pirms 6 dienām
what about buying two equals ram? i have the HyperX Fury Black 8Gbs 3200Mhz and maybe i will buy another one cause 8 gbs in single channel isnt much at this day
white trash life
white trash life Pirms 6 dienām
I've seen dennis's man cave...lolololololol
Chris Clement
Chris Clement Pirms 7 dienām
Always been a compatability issue for me.... Usually with OEM machines and limited tweaking options... I usually just go crucial for friends with store bought PC's....they probably made it anyway, and their website has a good app for finding and ordering compatible dimms....they work, are slower, and slightly more expensive; but they work, and normals ppls prefer it work out of the box....
ghostkilla93 Pirms 7 dienām
I had one HyperX Fury stick clocked at 2400 and one at 2666. Thanks HP. Basically i had two sticks at 2400 cause the 2666 clocked down to 2400
John Terpack
John Terpack Pirms 7 dienām
So it's safe to say that six months from now I could buy another pair of sticks identical to the pair I already have without any worry.
Pirms 7 dienām
Can you put 2 of the same ram kits together tho? I can only find the AORUS RGB Memory in 2x 8gb kits. (They actually offer kits with 2 demo sticks but these aren't available anywhere) IS IT POSSIBLE TO PUT TWO 2x 8gb KITS TOGETHER?
A YouTuber
A YouTuber Pirms 7 dienām
I remember back when I first got an i7 950 (Q4 2009 about), had 1x2GB DDR 1066 to begin with, then over the two years following I would always get another 2GB stick every two or three months until I finally managed to fill all 6 slots (was a budget constrained student at the time), ran fine for till about 2016 when one stick no longer wanted to keep the speed.
D. C. S.
D. C. S. Pirms 7 dienām
I mixed 2 capacities a 16GB and 8 GB and they work flawlessly and in Dual channel mode thanks to the board allowing that, and the XMP works flawlessly as well.
Jack Krauser
Jack Krauser Pirms 7 dienām
I have a mixed memory ddr3 laptop. Works just fine
ChaotiX Pirms 7 dienām
The first AND ONLY time I ever mixed memory, my computer stuttered consistently no matter what I was doing. I matched the speed, timings, and latency. Stutter. I used stock XMP profile for all the sticks. Stutter. Even though these sticks were from the same maker with the same DRAM chips on them, they were incompatible. Never again shall I mix memory.
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Retro Christmas Pirms 8 dienām
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A J Pirms 8 dienām
I tried adding a 8GB stick to an existing 4GB stock and the system would not POST. Used just the 8GB and the system worked just fine. Both were from the same manufacturer AData. And there are only two slots on the Mobo. Update: I interchanged the slots they were in and now I got it running at 12 gigs.
A J Pirms 6 dienām
@Raffy thank you for responding to my query. 👍
Raffy Pirms 6 dienām
depends on the motherboard
Daniel K.
Daniel K. Pirms 9 dienām
Poorboy 57
Poorboy 57 Pirms 9 dienām
I want to buy that used 2060 graphics card told my daughter I was going to upgrade her 980 gtx card yeah 7 months later still can’t
Cookie and Coffee
Cookie and Coffee Pirms 9 dienām
How about mixing RGB with non RGB RAM?
υηινєяѕє _313
υηινєяѕє _313 Pirms 9 dienām
Do you know what kind of corsair ram is this on 3:57 ??? Its not the dominator. ?I don't know what it is?
kutabaregaki Pirms 10 dienām
Did this back in the dram days as a kid. Mis matched completely different modules. One posted fine and ran at the proper ram total. Switched the sticks and got a strange ram total. The system ran like a beast forva while. That and as a kid thought it was bigger number better.... till a burning smell and smoke came out of the pc. Lesson learned as a kid.
kutabaregaki Pirms 9 dienām
@υηινєяѕє _313 i really can't tell either. Post in the main thread and they possibly can reply back faster to what was used.
υηινєяѕє _313
υηινєяѕє _313 Pirms 9 dienām
Do you know what kind of corsair ram is this on 3:57 ??? Its not the dominator. ?I don't know what it is?
Andrii Shafar
Andrii Shafar Pirms 10 dienām
more Madison pls
Andrii Shafar
Andrii Shafar Pirms 10 dienām
she’s funny
Chibling Pirms 10 dienām
I feel like Linus just directly complimented me for buying B-die.
Rxzor Pirms 10 dienām
Could you mix the same ram different speed
Twyla Naythias
Twyla Naythias Pirms 10 dienām
I've been building computers since the days it required schematics and a soldering iron. But since the advent of memory slots, I've been a stickler to only buy motherboards with (at least) four RAM slots and using only half for the initial build - usually splurging slightly in the now in anticipation for what will be more likely available in the future. Where memory is concerned, I always look at the newest modules with the best overall performance I can get for a reasonable price. My current main rig is somewhat ancient (i7-5820K w/ASROCK X99 Extreme4) with a pair of Ripjaws F4-3200C15G-32GVKs, (2x16GB) which had recently come out and were the best I could afford at the time. Bought another pair about two years ago (now at 64GB total) and, in fact, the exact same modules are still available today - more than five years after my initial build. Granted one can't predict the future but, if you splurge a bit in certain places (mobo & RAM in particular), you can reliably expect plenty of upgrade avenues for yourself in the future.
υηινєяѕє _313
υηινєяѕє _313 Pirms 9 dienām
Do you know what kind of corsair ram is this on 3:57 ??? Its not the dominator. ?I don't know what it is?
Diwas Dhungana
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Thomas Brinker
Thomas Brinker Pirms 11 dienām
Me currently: I'm surprised that people actually think you can download ram 8 yo me not knowing $h1t about computers: I'm gonna download me 128 gigs
Toffsen100 Pirms 12 dienām
Jeez, what has become of this channel? cringeworthy thumbnails, loud and obnoxious video overall, not really that informative. 1.5mio views on average with 13mio subs seems weird as well.
foxpon105 Pirms 12 dienām
Heh... Mixing ram... (has a PC with 4 different DIMMs of 3 different brands and 2d different sizes.) A kingston DIMM, patriot DIMM, two corsair DIMM and one... hold on... Elixir branded stick. Works alright, I've beem running it in the "leftover parts" PC which I kept plugged 20/7 at one point for about a year for remote access to old data. It also has a 2,5" 1TB SSDH and 3,5" 80GB, 500GB, 2TB and 4TB HDD's inside. The cludge is real, but it works reliably.
foxpon105 Pirms 9 dienām
@υηινєяѕє _313 looks like vengeance
υηινєяѕє _313
υηινєяѕє _313 Pirms 9 dienām
Do you know what kind of corsair ram is this on 3:57 ??? Its not the dominator. ?I don't know what it is?
Fresh Meat
Fresh Meat Pirms 12 dienām
Without mentioning the die of each RAM kit this video is rather pointless... also gaming load is not exactly sensitive to RAM configurations. Probably irrelevant in this case but next time please use proper benchmarks like Geekbench and Linpack. Also should've checked all the timings to see how the motherboard trains.
υηινєяѕє _313
υηινєяѕє _313 Pirms 9 dienām
Do you know what kind of corsair ram is this on 3:57 ??? Its not the dominator. ?I don't know what it is?
Retro Gaming
Retro Gaming Pirms 12 dienām
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Daniel James
Daniel James Pirms 12 dienām
I have used mixed memory tons of times without any issue.. but with that being said, I was taught to always install memory in pairs. I think that's why it always works.
υηινєяѕє _313
υηινєяѕє _313 Pirms 9 dienām
Do you know what kind of corsair ram is this on 3:57 ??? Its not the dominator. ?I don't know what it is?
BurntFaceMan Pirms 12 dienām
My old PC years ago ran tri channel RAM and I ran 3x2gb sticks of Gskill ripjaws. One of the sticks died after a dodgy power outage, so I grabbed a cheapo kingston stick off ebay to replace it, (back when I didn't know much about computers and had little money). I threw it in without checking anything in terms of compatibility and it worked perfectly fine, no difference at all. Magically with no logic and pure pot luck I'd found almost identical specced RAM and it worked just as well as my previous. Looked ugly as sin, but no issues. to this day I'm still proud of my noob self for that achievement.
Lester Beats
Lester Beats Pirms 12 dienām
i have a potato pc with ddr4 having 8gb rams each with different CL and freqs,, it works until now hahaha! ALMOST 2yrs
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힘찬하루 행복하소 코카콜벳 진심으로 인사합니다^^
artlessknave Pirms 12 dienām
answer: it depends
SameDayyDelivery Pirms 13 dienām
the enthusiasts among who??!?!
Blu Robin
Blu Robin Pirms 13 dienām
I was running 12gb ddr3 (2x2gb and 2x4gb) for a few months and all of it worked properly
Unknown L
Unknown L Pirms 13 dienām
Was researching this when the new video today recommended it in the credits. Thanks!
surft Pirms 13 dienām
What if you populate only two and then get two of the same ram later on?
PhunkBustA Pirms 13 dienām
in my old pc, my 990fx9590 CVFZ i had radeon r9 gamer memory 2400, and that mobo doesnt support 3t command rate, i only got it stabilized this year after finagling with the ram timings for years
PhunkBustA Pirms 9 dienām
@υηινєяѕє _313 "The SPD (Serial Presence Detect) chip on a memory module is an additional chip holding 128Hex bytes of information about the module. This identifies the module to the BIOS during POST so the Motherboard knows its characteristics and timings that can be used"
PhunkBustA Pirms 9 dienām
@υηινєяѕє _313 follow the mobo QVL or the ram QVL and u shouldnt go wrong
PhunkBustA Pirms 9 dienām
@υηινєяѕє _313 its really hard to say without knowing that part number, pretty sure they would make sticks that look the same but have different modules/spd's etc..
υηινєяѕє _313
υηινєяѕє _313 Pirms 9 dienām
Do you know what kind of corsair ram is this on 3:57 ??? Its not the dominator. ?I don't know what it is?
PhunkBustA Pirms 13 dienām
in my new pc i got maximus xi extreme 9900ks and teamgroup-ud4-2666 and had audio dropouts, changed to a g.skill 3600 kit thats on the mobo's QVL and it works perfectly now havent had a single audio dropout since
Jakob morgan
Jakob morgan Pirms 13 dienām
Me with my stock 2666 8gb stick and crucial 16bg 3200 in my gf75, cool thing is the system defaulted to 3200 after install and I've had zero issues. Well, except for my razer mouse.
Hidde Blokker
Hidde Blokker Pirms 13 dienām
These configurations hurt my eyes
Reynaldi Widjaja
Reynaldi Widjaja Pirms 13 dienām
my AMD FX doesnt care 1600 or 1333 my i5 4590 however ooh same brand same speed but not a kit ? sorry not gonna work.
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소망하시눈 일 모두 이루시길 기원합니다 코카콜벳 진심으로 인사합니다^^
David Richardson
David Richardson Pirms 13 dienām
Ok I have a question which you might think I'm a bit stupid. Late last year I brought some memory that said "AMD ONLY" I can't remember the exact spec of them apart from they were 16Gb sticks. I had never heard of memory that was CPU specific and at the time I only had Intel based machines. Long story short, these memory sticks didn't work with Intel, but when I built my AMD they worked just fine. Why is this so??
υηινєяѕє _313
υηινєяѕє _313 Pirms 9 dienām
Do you know what kind of corsair ram is this on 3:57 ??? Its not the dominator. ?I don't know what it is?
Erik Pirms 13 dienām
Watching this from my 24GB System :D
James Orr
James Orr Pirms 14 dienām
So I saw the test with four different memory sticks what if you do four sticks with two different brands 2-2. Does that work reliably?
Local Pirms 14 dienām
Bought two kits of corsair vengeance 16gb 3600mhz cl18 where one was samsung c die and the other was a very good nanya die. They barely even worked together on 2133mhz and wouldnt even boot on 3200mhz cl16 and definitely didnt boot on 3600mhz cl18.
Local Pirms 9 dienām
@υηινєяѕє _313 i think its some older corsair ram model since i cant find it on their website
υηινєяѕє _313
υηινєяѕє _313 Pirms 9 dienām
Do you know what kind of corsair ram is this on 3:57 ??? Its not the dominator. ?I don't know what it is?
StudleyDuderight Pirms 14 dienām
I see mixing RAM like mixing shoes. It really doesn't matter too much so long as you put the shoe on the correct foot, which is not what I did with my old system. I had two different models that were not paired in the correct channel slots. The result was... I have no idea because I never noticed any issues and I wasn't into tweaking BIOS settings. Of course I also had no idea what I was doing back then.
Order of Azarath
Order of Azarath Pirms 15 dienām
I upgraded the APU system to a Ryzen™ 7 PRO 4750G which only supports DDR4-3200. I noticed quite late that I'm still running DDR4-2666 sticks in it :X
υηινєяѕє _313
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Do you know what kind of corsair ram is this on 3:57 ??? Its not the dominator. ?I don't know what it is?
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TROLOLOLOLOL818 Pirms 15 dienām
Will two TridentZ RGB 3200MHz 8 gig and two TridentZ RGB 3200MHz 16 gigs play nice together?
BigBossBob Pirms 15 dienām
I’ve done mis-matched ram for years. For me it worked just fine as long as everything else matched.
υηινєяѕє _313
υηινєяѕє _313 Pirms 9 dienām
Do you know what kind of corsair ram is this on 3:57 ??? Its not the dominator. ?I don't know what it is?
Ezequiel Aristan
Ezequiel Aristan Pirms 15 dienām
I've mixed memory in literally every notebook I've owned since 2007 (DDR2) and never had any issues. I always went with same frequency and that's all, even mixed different size modules though that's not ideal. If you go for the same sizes/frequency/latency you should not have any issues specially on DDR4. And unless you're in a gaming PC that you can have modules with sinkers or visible RGB stuff always go for the cheapest ones, if it doesn't fail at first chances are it won't ever fail.
TheAvengedNightmare2 Pirms 16 dienām
I just downloaded 1 TB of ram easy peasy.....
Samael Pirms 16 dienām
I made the best out of a bad situation. I once had a Samsung-Laptop wich came with the odd configuration of 2 + 4GB. Sadly i accidentally drowned the laptop in orange juice, but the SSD and the RAM in it were still fine, so i took the 4GB module and added it to the single 4GB module in my dads laptop. The modules are mismatched but they are running fine and it was pretty much a free upgrade. Better than just having the modules lying around.
Ray Setiawan
Ray Setiawan Pirms 17 dienām
me watching this on different brand ram and different capacity - 8Gb Ddr3 Vgen - 4Gb Ddr3 Kingston its suprisingly runs well ^^
joemrp05 Pirms 17 dienām
Never had an issue as long as I run at the slower speed of the mix
이주연 Pirms 18 dienām
Next: What happens when you mix videocards.
Basil Ganglia
Basil Ganglia Pirms 18 dienām
Do I have to mess with the BIOS?
Deuterium, the Sentient Mattress
Deuterium, the Sentient Mattress Pirms 18 dienām
For the longest time my low-end has been running mismatched sticks. 2 matching sticks, 2 randoms, all DDR3. It's jank as fuck and only 20 of the 24 gigs actually show up, but it runs at 1800mhz just fine.
Uchiha Orange
Uchiha Orange Pirms 18 dienām
I wanna ask is it bad to use ddr3l and ddr3 ones gonna break right?
Vahid Çataltaş
Vahid Çataltaş Pirms 19 dienām
what about 2x8gb and 2x16gb (total 48gb,same cas and mhz) ram fix? is it works?
Jimmy Yang
Jimmy Yang Pirms 19 dienām
I spat out my coffee when the intro said "Please don't download more RAM..."
s c
s c Pirms 19 dienām
Thus, adding 2x4gb-2666Mhz to my installed 2x4gb-2400Mhz is a bad idea??? Am i better off buying a 16gb set?
cchavezjr7 Pirms 19 dienām
Don't cross the streams!!!
Mathew Cube
Mathew Cube Pirms 19 dienām
*sees title* *looks nervously at my rig running in quad-channel with 4x8 at 3200 and 2x16 at 3000*
Lunar Wave
Lunar Wave Pirms 20 dienām
Mismatched the ram at purchase time since half my kit failed and there was no replacements in the store. Ran okay at stock, but not a hertz more. Mismatched it again recently and ohh boy, we take a train down to 2133 mhz just to type this comment XD Probably going to flip old modules and buy a matching set.
Lars Pirms 20 dienām
I use corsair (2x4gb) and 1x8gb stick (that long named brand) DDR3 and it register as 16gb ram without any issues. Am I just a maniac?
Julian Mrtns
Julian Mrtns Pirms 21 dienas
The please don’t download more ram got me🤣
Baggy Trousers
Baggy Trousers Pirms 21 dienas
God ducking famnit. this vid made me check cpuid and my dimm order's all screwy. it's supposed to be 1/3 and 2/4 but mine's 1/4 and 2/3.
wwazman Pirms 21 dienas
I need a puppet of you that pops up asking to buy your stuff.
Konrad S
Konrad S Pirms 22 dienām
16 GB @ 2400 + 16GB @ 2166 +2*4GB@2400 = Works good...
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