Adding more Ram

Ciaran92

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Hi I have the Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) DDR3-1333 Memory already, and thinking about adding the Corsair CMV4GX3M1A1333C9 Value Select 4GB (1x4GB) DDR3 1333 Mhz to my build, just wondering will it work.. thanks in advance!!
 

madmatt30

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^ not necessarily - its board dependant - I've seen plenty of boards run 2 sticks on channel a & a single stick on channel b in dual channel mode if the channel total is the same.

Saying that I'd just sell the 2x2gb sticks & buy a 2x4gb pair to play it safe personally.
 


An 8GB kit is the best way to go unless you only have 2 RAM slots. Then you will get dual channel mode for your ram which increases performance, and if in the odd chance one stick goes bad you still can run your computer until you get it replaced.
 


So I'm wrong but I'm right, lol. You sound like my other 1/2.
 
The info I presented was for anyone interested, especially Ironsounds who indicated in his response that all would run in single channel, and to back up MadMatt30's statement

"^ not necessarily - its board dependant - I've seen plenty of boards run 2 sticks on channel a & a single stick on channel b in dual channel mode if the channel total is the same.

Saying that I'd just sell the 2x2gb sticks & buy a 2x4gb pair to play it safe personally."

I agree about mixing DRAM and probably point it out to people at least a half dozen or more times a day, it's covered in the Fiction part of that article, Item 2:

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ddr-dram-myths,4155.html
 

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