Question Mixed Memory

Albie2351

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Dec 27, 2015
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Hi, I am upgrading my memory on a MSI B85M-E45 (Max Memory 32 GB) running W10 64 bit and have a question.

At present Belarc Advisor shows:-
8120 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'ChannelA-DIMM0' is Empty
Slot 'ChannelA-DIMM1' has 4 GB
Slot 'ChannelB-DIMM0' is Empty
Slot 'ChannelA-DIMM1' has 4 GB
The existing RAM is DDR3 running at 800 MHz
I have 2 * Crucial 8GB DDR3L-1600 UDIMM (as recommended by Crucial) which I intend to install, and I have a couple of queries relating to installation.
  • Can I just install these in the empty slots, or should I replace the existing RAM with the new?
  • If I add these will everything just slow to the 800 MHz?
Thanks in advance
Albie
 

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