Question What would happen if I add a 8gb ram stick to my 2gb x 4 ram slots

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I'm trying to add more ram to an Acer Aspire i7-2600. It has 4 sticks of 2gb ddr3 1333mhz ram.
If I add 1 stick of 8gb ddr3 ram to make it 8gb + 2gb + 2 gb + 2 gb (14 GB), would it work?
If it does work, could I add one stick of 8 gb ddr3, one stick of 4gb ddr3, and the remaining 2 x 2gb to make 16gb ram?
 

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I'm trying to add more ram to an Acer Aspire i7-2600. It has 4 sticks of 2gb ddr3 1333mhz ram.
If I add 1 stick of 8gb ddr3 ram to make it 8gb + 2gb + 2 gb + 2 gb, would it work?
If it does work, could I add one stick of 8 gb ddr3, one stick of 4gb ddr3, and the remaining 2 x 2gb?
It might work, it might fail completely.

Mixing RAM sticks has a possibility of success between 0% and 100%.
 
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RAM is guaranteed to work in the sets they are sold.
Anything else is a crapshoot.

If you want 16GB, buy a 2x8GB set.
Sell all the others.
Still curious about the comment I put above, am I able to see if it works by testing it out, or will it fry my computer, what might happen if it goes wrong?
 

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