Going from 4gb to 8gb.

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I am looking to get more RAM. At the moment I have 2x2gb of RAM. So when I buy more should I get also 2x2gb because I can´t get 1x4gb?
Also when buying I know that there specs should be the same as of the previous 2 but do they have to be the same brand? Can a different brand cause any problems?
 
they do not have to be the same brand, but there's always some small chance they wont play nice with each other. With memory as cheap as it is when I did this i just bought a 2x4GB set for a few bucks more. The others could still be used with it but I have them in the spare parts box ATM.
 

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Yes, different brand may have issues, but if the speed is the same and voltage and timing is the same, it mostly works without problem.

But of course, all the sticks from one kit would be the best choice.
 

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I think I will go with just buying 2x4gb. Just checked the prices an I can get a 2x4gb bundel for on 10€more than when buying 2x2gb and with all new I wil have some spare parts.
 

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I think I will get the AMD ram. Because I like AMD and it is at a nice price range. Andalso thank you Nikorr for all your help.
 

Requires an OC, either the FSB -> 240MHz and adjusting the CPU Multiplier, or BE only both the CPU-NB Frequency & HT Link Frequency -> 2400MHz and in both cases setting the RAM in the BIOS: Frequency, CAS Timings, DRAM Voltage, and in most cases the CPU-NB Voltage -> +0.10V (1.20v) to insure stability.
 
It's the AMD CPU's IMC and even the 6-core Phenom, the newer FX it's not an issue. The above is to prevent errors and data corruption. Some ASUS AMD MOBO's make it a lot easier with AI Overclock Tuner.
 
Q - Are you running Defaults or what settings have you changed in the BIOS?

If all you did was to plug & play then the RAM is running Default i.e. at DDR3-1333 speed. Use CPU-z to identify, see the DRAM Frequency and if it's ~667MHz then it's DDR3-1333 and if it's ~800MHz then you're running DDR3-1600.
CPU-z - http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html
Memory tab - http://www.cpuid.com/medias/images/en/softwares-cpuz-04.jpg

Here's G.SKILL's own Guide - http://www.gskill.us/forum/showthread.php?t=7688
 

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I am running default, haven´t changed any settings in the bios. I will check the DRAM frequency when i get back from work.
 

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