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June 23, 2010 6:06:20 PM

I have a G. Skill 6 gb tripple channel kit - ddr3 1600mhz 9-9-9-24 voltage 1.5-1.65. I was just wondering if I got another 2 gb stick with same timing and simular voltage if the ram would work as dual dual channel. The reason I'm asking this is because when i built my new pc months ago I didnt know anything about the AM3 platform or DDR3 memory and unknowingly purchased the tripple channel kit assuming it was compatible.

current ram - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

2 gb stick with simular specs - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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June 23, 2010 7:52:12 PM

For what motherboard? Also, the voltage on that new stick is different than the G. Skill set you bought.
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June 24, 2010 1:28:19 PM

There is not much performance difference between single channel and dual channel anyway. So either leave the three in or if you don't need the 6 GB, which you most likely don't, then just take out one stick. I don't think its worth buying a single 2GB module considering you won't get much if any of a performance increase.

Hope that helps.
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June 24, 2010 2:02:14 PM

Hi newcomer and welcome to the Tom's hardware forum.

Yeah it's possible just be sure that the RAM have the same specs and the same amount (1GB, 2GB, 4GB).

Now unless that u use many adobe applications at the same time 8GB is overkill for a gaming rig because with 4GB is enough for now.

My advice? return ur current RAM and get a 4GB kit (2x2GB) with a better CL 8 or less.
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