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Question about ram for my mobo.

pinkfloyd1173
Level 11
I have a maximus XI hero (Wi-Fi) mobo. At the moment I have 16gb of ram, upgrading to 32gb.

My question is the new ram I am getting is the same brand, corsair dominator platinum. Could I still use my old ram with the new ram, they are both 3000mhz but the timing are different? So in other words I would have 50gb of ram. Would this cause any issues or should I just sell the 2 sticks of 16gb.

Sorry for the noob question but kinda new to this pc stuff.

Thanks in advance.
ROG STRIX Z790-E GAMING WIFI II Bios 1002: Intel i7 14900k: CORSAIR DOMINATOR TITANIUM RGB 64GB 6600MHz DDR5: : ASUS ROG STRIX PG38UQ: ROG Strix 4090 OC :2 M.2 990 PRO 2 TB: CORSAIR - AIO CORSAIR LINK H170I LCD : Corsair HX1500I: Corsair 7000D airflow Case: Windows 11 Pro
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davemon50
Level 11
There are other similar threads that answer your question (in general, don't).

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Arne_Saknussemm
Level 40
pinkfloyd1173 wrote:
but the timing are different? So in other words I would have 50gb


Definitely no.

Best case is buying same make and model but this is not recommended by any manufacturer...

pinkfloyd1173
Level 11
Ok thank you for the info. Will be selling the other ram.
ROG STRIX Z790-E GAMING WIFI II Bios 1002: Intel i7 14900k: CORSAIR DOMINATOR TITANIUM RGB 64GB 6600MHz DDR5: : ASUS ROG STRIX PG38UQ: ROG Strix 4090 OC :2 M.2 990 PRO 2 TB: CORSAIR - AIO CORSAIR LINK H170I LCD : Corsair HX1500I: Corsair 7000D airflow Case: Windows 11 Pro