Help With Doubling Current System RAM

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shocknawe

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My desktop system is a couple years old, motherboard Gigabyte GA-EP35-DS4 and 2 x 2GB modules OCZ Reaper memory installed. I'm running Win7 64 bit and I'd like to double the RAM to max the system out. Unfortunately I can't find the same RAM on the market anymore.

So my question - can I (should I) buy 4 GB more RAM of another brand and add it to what I have? If so, which modules? OR should I just buy 8 GB of new RAM (4 x 2GB all same) to assure compatibility? Any advice and direction would be much appreciated! Thanks.

Here is what I have now:

OCZ Reaper HPC 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Memory Model OCZ2RPR10664GK

A few possible add-on options I've looked at based on the specs and what I know (but none are an exact match).

Kingston HyperX T1 Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Memory Model KHX8500D2T1K2/4G

G.SKILL 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 1066 (PC2 8500) Model F2-8500CL5D-4GBPI-B
 
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I've never tried to pair two different brands of RAM in a system, but, from what I've gathered from these forums, most would probably advise you to just purchase 8GB of new RAM to assure compatability and to save yourself some headaches.

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I've never tried to pair two different brands of RAM in a system, but, from what I've gathered from these forums, most would probably advise you to just purchase 8GB of new RAM to assure compatability and to save yourself some headaches.
 
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