Ok, I don't know much about RAM. When i built my computer, the RAM that I got came with the bundle so I did not research it nearly as much as my other parts.
So this is my system specs:
GPU: XFX HD- Radeon HD 4890 1GB
MOBO: ASUS M4A78T-E AM3 AMD 790GX HDMI ATX AMD Motherboard
RAM: CORSAIR XMS3 DHX 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800)
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 945
PSU: Antec TruePower e 750W
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate x64
So the question is, what RAM should I add to my computer? I want to have 8GB of RAM. I am unsure of a few things:
Does the RAM I add need to be the exact same?
Does the RAM I add need to be the same brand?
What do i need to know when upgrading my RAM?
And Lastly, what the hell does timing mean? (8-8-8-24; 9-9-9-24...ect)
My plan was to purchase:
Sorry for asking questions that probably seem so simple.
Brands doesn't matter but its recommended to use a RAM with same voltage,speed and timings of your current one, because if they don't have same specs,then you have to change the settings of one to reach the other model's specs and it "may" cause instability.
As for timings,well they don't affect the performance much,they are mostly important for OC'ng.(lower timings are better for OC'ng)