Question Adding a 8gb stick + 2 4gb of ram

Sep 24, 2019
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hey everyone I want to upgrade my ram and currently have 2 4gb sticks in dual channel. I found a good deal on the same model and speed of my ram but it's 8gb. Will it work? Will I lose dual channel? Thanks

System:
I5-6500
Gtx 1060 3gb
8gb crucial ballistix 2400
Z170Ar
 

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Apr 17, 2019
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3 sticks of RAM will work, but it will work terribly.
Either keep 2, or go with 4. And don't mix up the memory amount, as this will cause compatibility issues and you will go through Ram compatibility hell when you boot your PC.
 

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Apr 30, 2019
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Not recommanded!
Memory modules should be identical models!

I suggest you selling those 2x 4GB modules and re-build your PC with larger modules 2x 8GB or even 2x 16GB.
 

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