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Is it possible to add two different types of ram into your computer?

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April 23, 2014 9:22:30 PM

Hello, i have 2x4Gb sticks of Kingston HyperX ram, is it possible to add a different companys 4Gb ram stick into my computer for all three of the sticks to work together? Or do i have to purchase the same brand of ram stick? Or do i need to purchase 2x2Gb sticks to fill all four of the slots on my motherboard? And one last question, does it matter what slot i place the other Ram stick(s) in?

I have a MSI Military Class 4 motherboard. B85-G41 PC Mate model, i'm not sure if that's all you need or not to answer this question.

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April 23, 2014 9:27:58 PM

Well, I'm no expert but it may very well be possible. But just know it depends on your computer and motherboard. You could run into BSOD just as a warning. So what I suggest is to proceed at your own risk, I can not be held responsible if something goes wrong.
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April 23, 2014 9:28:52 PM

The best solution is to add the same sticks different ones can cause problems. If I was adding I would go with 2 x 4GB same ram (even then it can mean problems but less likely) or not bother at all since 8GB is plenty for most uses.
Really the best option is to get a 2x 8GB kit and sell of the current ones.
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April 23, 2014 9:35:33 PM

rolli59 said:
The best solution is to add the same sticks different ones can cause problems. If I was adding I would go with 2 x 4GB same ram (even then it can mean problems but less likely) or not bother at all since 8GB is plenty for most uses.
Really the best option is to get a 2x 8GB kit and sell of the current ones.


Well i want to upgrade my 8 to 12 and nothing is wrong with my current ram sticks, they work just fine and my computer is less than 2 months old lol, i'm just looking to upgrade my computer anyway i can to stay on top of things, i don't have enough money for another 760 and i don't have enough to upgrade my i5 4430, and i have plenty of harddrive space, so i thought this would be the best way to go. I'm just looking to make my computer better lol, i insist on wasting my money for this reason.
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April 23, 2014 9:37:54 PM

It is not an upgrade if it is for gaming! It does not do anything except possibly cause problems and headache!
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