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February 16, 2010 4:01:55 PM

hello i just purchased :
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it says my motherboard can support up to 16gb ram and since i already brough 2gb x 3 ddr3 1600 and have only 4 slots to fill it up how do i upgrade??
and is there a 4gb single card??

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February 16, 2010 4:17:28 PM

Use the 3 white ram slots for your memory. That's plenty. To run 4 4gb ram sticks would be cost prohibitive. 6 gb of ram is plenty.
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February 16, 2010 4:19:33 PM

that is my theory going with the 6 gb of rams i have right now but im just trying to be informed i guess in the event i have to upgrad ram in the future
if there is such a thing called a 4 gb ram

o1die said:
Use the 3 white ram slots for your memory. That's plenty. To run 4 4gb ram sticks would be cost prohibitive. 6 gb of ram is plenty.

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February 16, 2010 8:04:22 PM

There are 4GB sticks of RAM available - But at o1die said, they are *very* expensive.

That motherboard has 4 slots: My understanding of it is the 4th slot may be used, but doing so restricts the memory to run in 2 channel mode instead of triple channel. Shouldn't make much/any difference in typical desktop applications (including gaming), though. So if you wanted to add another 2GB stick later on (for a total of 8GB of ram), then you may do that. Just match what you have now.
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February 16, 2010 8:19:23 PM

so in essence i can basically do 2+2+2+2= 8gb ram not 2+2+2+4= 10 Gb ram?
or 4+4+4+4 = 16 GB ram??


Scotteq said:
There are 4GB sticks of RAM available - But at o1die said, they are *very* expensive.

That motherboard has 4 slots: My understanding of it is the 4th slot may be used, but doing so restricts the memory to run in 2 channel mode instead of triple channel. Shouldn't make much/any difference in typical desktop applications (including gaming), though. So if you wanted to add another 2GB stick later on (for a total of 8GB of ram), then you may do that. Just match what you have now.

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February 16, 2010 8:23:32 PM

2+2+2+2= 8gb -- Yes

4+4+4+4 = 16 GB ram -- Yes

2+2+2+4= 10 Gb ram? -- No


For best results, use the same memory as you already have, or replace all of it.
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February 16, 2010 10:30:46 PM

k thanks for the input guys :) 
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