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Memory Are these essentialy the same modules?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by giskard, 14 Mar 2022.

  1. giskard

    giskard System builder

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    My completed build contains 2x16GB of Crucial Ballistix RGB BL2K16G32C16U4BL 3200 which are RGB DIMMs, I'm planning to add another 32GB of memory in the form of 2x16GB Crucial Ballistix BL2K16G32C16U4B 3200 as they're cheaper than adding more of the existing DIMMs and I'm not really bothered about them not being RGB as they'll be under the CPU cooler heatsink and not very visible.

    But I'm assuming that both the above are compatible, the model number and specs seem to indicate that they are, but could anyone please confirm or deny?

    TIA
     
  2. Sgoaty

    Sgoaty Minimodder

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    There's no guarantee as sometimes they use different memory chips although being that crucial are part of micron so only use them I'd say you'll be ok.

    Worst case scenario you would have to run them below rated speed to get them stable together. I had that with some seemingly identical Corsair memory where one set used micron and the other used nanya
     
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  3. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Bit-Tech Cat. New Improved Version.

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    Why not email Crucial?
     
  4. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    Crucial RAM also have some numbers after the main part number. For example, those determines whether it's single or dual rank, or what chip revision. But as said, Crucial will only use Micron chips.

    But I think there shouldn't be any problem putting in a set of different sticks. I'm running 2x AData 3000 CL16 sticks (Samsung chips) together with 2x Crucial 3600 CL16 sticks (I think the same RGB ones as your existing sticks, except RL for red), at 3333 CL 16 without issue after extensive memory tests.
     
  5. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    I think the Ballistix were all micron-e dies weren't they?
     
  6. giskard

    giskard System builder

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    I've installed both sets of DIMMs, with each pair in separate channels and all seems to work fine, Memtest86 passed okay but CPUID HWMonitor only shows the original RAM DIMMs and not the new ones. HWInfo64 does recognise them as does CPU-Z

    Do I need to uninstall and reinstall HWMonitor?
     
  7. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Possibly.

    If you look for a program called thaiphoon burner that'll give you details on the die manufacturer and other info now you have them installed.
     
  8. giskard

    giskard System builder

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    Thanks, I've downloaded it and noticed that the non-RGB DIMMs don't have temperature sensors - see the screenshots below.

    I thought all the Ballistix modules had temperature sensors?
    BL2K16G32C16U4B-1.png BL2K16G32C16U4B-2.png BL2K16G32C16U4BL-1.png BL2K16G32C16U4BL-2.png
     

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