G.skill Ripjaws RAM Question

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edited October 2023 in Help Choosing Parts

I just bought the i7-12700K bundle deal with the G.Skill Ripjaws V 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR4-3200 PC4-25600 CL16 Dual Channel Desktop Memory Kit F4-3200C16D-16GVKB. I decided I wanted to have 32GB RAM, though, so I also bought another of the identical SKU 2x 8gb sets. The motherboard is dual channel 4 DIMM; is it okay to install one package of RAM sticks in each of the dual channel slot pairs, or is buying two separate packages of RAM a violation of the rule never to mix RAM?  

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  • PowerSpec_MikeW
    PowerSpec_MikeW PowerSpec Engineer
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    You can, but you want to make sure the RAM is the same actual IC to avoid potential issues. If you buy the kits together you'll probably be alright. You can verify the date codes on the RAM through the package, which will tell you they were built in the same month and there aren't likely to be changes. You can verify the product code on the stick matches.

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