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Can these two ram packages make 8g?

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July 18, 2010 3:26:40 PM

If I buy two of these ram packages, can I get 8g of ram on my mobo?

I just noticed doing it this way is like 20$ cheaper than buying the actual newegg 4x2g deal.

G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL
http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231277

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July 18, 2010 4:41:11 PM

Yes you can, as long as your Motherboard has 4 DIMM slots, and supports 8GB of memory.
July 20, 2010 7:14:51 AM

hi mate

i think you might take risk if you do that.
you will lose the warranty.
that's why G.Skill released 8gb product,isn't it.
they always say about the compatibility.
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July 20, 2010 2:18:14 PM
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Some motherboards are very sensitive to mismatched ram. It is possible that different batches of ram with the same part number can have a different manufacturing makeup. To be certain that this does not happen, ram is sold in kits.

That said, the possibility of a problem is not significant, particularly since you are ordering from the same place at the same time.

If price is not terribly important, you might look at a 8gb kit in a 2 x 4gb configuration.

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E1682...

4gb stick prices have come down, and are about a 10% premium.
Such a kit will fill only two slots leaving room for expansion. Also, I have found it easier to overclock using two sticks vs, 4.
July 24, 2010 9:41:13 PM

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