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I have two new 4GB RAM sticks and an old 2GB stick. Can I use them together to give me 10 Gbs of RAM?

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April 26, 2014 6:48:47 AM

All three are Kingston sticks but the new ones I've got are some Hyper X type and the 2 GB one is plain Kingston RAM. Can I use all three together on the same motherboard?

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April 26, 2014 6:52:15 AM

It would slow the hyperx down a bit on timings, I would guess.
It is not going to make any difference unless you are video editing. The unbalanced sizes would affect the dual channel mode so you wouldnt notice any improvements for anything else.
Gaming benchmarks would probably even come out lower.
8 gig of hyper X is perfect for gaming and general use.

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April 26, 2014 12:15:18 PM

You can try, might or might not play together, any time mix mix sticks from different packages, even of the same exact model, it can be problematic, if you try and have problems, give me a shout ;) 
May 7, 2014 8:33:33 AM

Your system may not accept RAMs of different types....