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    Not really linux related but what the hell

    I have some RAM which is CL=3, i want to buy a new memory stick, does it have to be the same CL rating as the existing one? They will both be installed

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    Doesn't have to be, but if one is slower than the other, the memory will probably just default to the slower speed.
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    i'm not too sure wether or not it has to be. Cant u just get some CL=3 RAM? Have a nice fast puter
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    More importantly, try to get sticks with chips of the same brand, preferably the PCB of the same make as well. If the latencies are different, worst case scenario is turning off SPD and setting manually to the lowest common denominators. With mix matched brands, the worst case is they refuse to work together, and that's not all that rare.
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