Memory upgrade specifics

aaronus

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I'd like to add some RAM to my year old computer...mainly for fun, because it works well already.
I'm thinking another 2 x 4 gb.

Computer:
ASUS P8H67-V motherboard
GIGABYTE GV-R777D5-1GD Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB
Intel Core i5-2400 Sandy Bridge 3.1GHz
Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM SATA 6.0Gb/s
Patriot Signature 8GB (2 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model PSD38G1600K


When I search for new ram at newegg.com, what exactly do I need to look for?
 
Since your pc is working well, and you do not need more ram, why bother?

Ram is sold in kits for a reason.
Ram from the same vendor and part number can be made up of differing manufacturing components over time.
Some motherboards can be very sensitive to this.
That is why ram vendors will not support ram that is not bought in one kit.
Although, I think the problem has lessened with the newer Intel chipsets. Still,
it is safer to get what you need in one kit.

Go to a ram web site and access their configurator. Enter your motherboard, and you will get a list of compatible ram kits.

If you have some funds that are burning a hole in your pocket, consider buying a SSD or a second monitor.
 

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