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September 10, 2013 6:32:20 AM

Hi, I have gigabyte G41MT-S2 motherboard, i already have one 2gb ram at 1333MHz.
Can I have another ram of 4gb? If yes than how many MHz should the new one have to give my pc boost?

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September 10, 2013 6:47:57 AM

u_gonna_squeal_b4_we_cookya said:
You'll need to replace all of the RAM if you want to run them at a higher speed. But that is if your motherboard supports that speed or if it allows you to overclock to that speed. If the new RAM is 1,666 MHz, they will all run at 1,333 MHz because the BIOS will downclock them to match your old RAM by default. Plus, according to your motherboard's specs (all revisions) on Gigabyte's website, the highest you can clock your RAM to is 1,333 MHz. http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

That doesn't mean that you can't use 1,600 MHz RAM. If the higher clocked RAM is cheaper than the 1,333 MHz RAM (unlikely), you can still use it but it will run at 1,333 MHz. I have seen that 1,066 MHz RAM is sometimes more expensive for some reason than 1,333 MHz. Depends on what brand it is and the timings. Could also be due to supply and demand as most newer systems use faster RAM and the 1,066 and below is being phased out.


So should I buy new ram with 2gb at 1333MHz same as the old one?
or should I buy 4gb ram at higher Hz and just use it?
If I buy 4gb ram at 1333MHz and run it with my old 2gb ram, will it work?
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September 10, 2013 7:00:43 AM

u_gonna_squeal_b4_we_cookya said:
Mohammed Taz said:
u_gonna_squeal_b4_we_cookya said:
You'll need to replace all of the RAM if you want to run them at a higher speed. But that is if your motherboard supports that speed or if it allows you to overclock to that speed. If the new RAM is 1,666 MHz, they will all run at 1,333 MHz because the BIOS will downclock them to match your old RAM by default. Plus, according to your motherboard's specs (all revisions) on Gigabyte's website, the highest you can clock your RAM to is 1,333 MHz. http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=...

That doesn't mean that you can't use 1,600 MHz RAM. If the higher clocked RAM is cheaper than the 1,333 MHz RAM (unlikely), you can still use it but it will run at 1,333 MHz. I have seen that 1,066 MHz RAM is sometimes more expensive for some reason than 1,333 MHz. Depends on what brand it is and the timings. Could also be due to supply and demand as most newer systems use faster RAM and the 1,066 and below is being phased out.


So should I buy new ram with 2gb at 1333MHz same as the old one?
or should I buy 4gb ram at higher Hz and just use it?
If I buy 4gb ram at 1333MHz and run it with my old 2gb ram, will it work?


I would just get the 1,333 MHz. If you get the higher speed and it doesn't work then you have to try to get it to work before you figure out it won't. Then you have to return it and get the right one... not worth the hassle.


Thanks, so 2gb + 4gb = 6gb, if the they both work at 1333MHz
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