Double Checking Some Concerns

brigantis

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Hey guys, recently I saw a deal on some cheap memory and bought them: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?SID=u1613056t3627495f9fp0dd0c0s701&AID=10440897&PID=1225267&Item=N82E16820231428&cm_mmc=AFC-C8Junction-_-cables-_-na-_-na&nm_mc=AFC-C8Junction
My current memory is: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231303
My current Mobo is: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131621
My current processor is: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115215
Running Win 7 64-bit

I have a couple of questions regarding upgrading the memory:

1. If I were to just add them into the remaining 2 channels and keep my current RAM in there, dual channel would still be active right?

2. If I were to add them into the remaining 2 channels, would I have to manually change anything in the BIOS? I noticed everything is the same except for the timing: 7-8-7-24-2N on the old, and 9-9-9-24 on the new.

3. Assuming I would have to underclock the new memory some amount, would I get better performance if I just took the old sticks out and used only the new ones?

Basically I'm curious as to what option would result in the best performance.

Thanks guys!
 

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