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Josi04
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XPS 8300, different ram sticks and speed together?

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Can you put 2 different ram sticks and speed together? This is what I have =

two sticks of G.Skill 4GB DDR3-1600/PC3-12800
two sticks of Corsair 8GB DDR3-1865/PC3-14900

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JOcean
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Re: XPS 8300, different ram sticks and speed together?

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It's never a great idea to mix different speed RAM. Dells are picky about RAM to begin with. But besides that the 8300 specs call for DDR3 1333 (though DDR3L 1600 would work per crucial) and a maximum total of 16 GB. That would be 4 slots of either 1, 2, or 4 GB with totals of 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, or 16 GB. Not 24 GB.

https://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Dell/xps-8300

 




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Re: XPS 8300, different ram sticks and speed together?

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Dell doesn't test every possible RAM config, but that doesn't mean something they didn't test won't work. But you can't complain if/when you start getting BSODs with an untested RAM config.

And keep in mind that all installed RAM runs at the speed of the slowest RAM that's installed. So in your case, it's all running at 1600 MHz.

BTW: I think you meant Corsair 8GB DDR3-1866😋

Ron

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Re: XPS 8300, different ram sticks and speed together?

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It doesn't matter, as long as the 2 matching 8-GB modules are in slots with the same color clips.

And you can keep both the 2x4 GB and 2x8 GB (= 24 GB) if that's working without BSODs, as long as each matched pair is in slots with the same color clips.

 

Ron

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JOcean
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Re: XPS 8300, different ram sticks and speed together?

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It's never a great idea to mix different speed RAM. Dells are picky about RAM to begin with. But besides that the 8300 specs call for DDR3 1333 (though DDR3L 1600 would work per crucial) and a maximum total of 16 GB. That would be 4 slots of either 1, 2, or 4 GB with totals of 3, 4, 6, 8, 12, or 16 GB. Not 24 GB.

https://www.crucial.com/usa/en/compatible-upgrade-for/Dell/xps-8300

 




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Josi04
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Re: XPS 8300, different ram sticks and speed together?

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thank you.

i run windows 10 pro in my pc end is reading 24 ram

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JOcean
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Re: XPS 8300, different ram sticks and speed together?

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If I understand correctly, you already have 24 GB in the 8300 and it works? Thanks for that information. Dell specs do not confirm that RAM setup but for future reference good to know.




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Josi04
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Re: XPS 8300, different ram sticks and speed together?

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wat you recommend me to keep the two of 8. 

or leave it like that
 
 
 
thank you
 
 
 
 
 
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7- Thorium

Re: XPS 8300, different ram sticks and speed together?

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Dell doesn't test every possible RAM config, but that doesn't mean something they didn't test won't work. But you can't complain if/when you start getting BSODs with an untested RAM config.

And keep in mind that all installed RAM runs at the speed of the slowest RAM that's installed. So in your case, it's all running at 1600 MHz.

BTW: I think you meant Corsair 8GB DDR3-1866😋

Ron

   Forum Member since 2004
   I am not a Dell employee

Josi04
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Re: XPS 8300, different ram sticks and speed together?

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thank u.

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Josi04
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Re: XPS 8300, different ram sticks and speed together?

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wat you recommend me to keep the two of 8gb.

where in the black or white slots. thank you
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Re: XPS 8300, different ram sticks and speed together?

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It doesn't matter, as long as the 2 matching 8-GB modules are in slots with the same color clips.

And you can keep both the 2x4 GB and 2x8 GB (= 24 GB) if that's working without BSODs, as long as each matched pair is in slots with the same color clips.

 

Ron

   Forum Member since 2004
   I am not a Dell employee

Josi04
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Re: XPS 8300, different ram sticks and speed together?

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ok thank u.

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