I'm upgrading to Windows7,going with a 1366 mobo and a i7 950 CPU. Here's where the problem starts. I already have 3gigs of Corsair Dominator 1866(3x1gb) sticks. I want to use at least 4 gigs of memory, to use the 64-bit version. I'm one gig short and the only sticks I can find come in pairs or tripps. Say I get 2 dimms of 2x2Gbs ram. Can this work,and if it will, how will I place the sticks. I will be leaving a slot empty this way. This will be the cheapest way to go.
The other way would be to get 3x2Gbs and end up with a total of 9 gigs om memory, can that work?
I'm not very knolageable with any of this so please overlook the shortcommings of how I'm approaching this question.
You have to read your motherboard manual. It lists possible ram configurations. I suggest another 3 matching sticks to go with your first three only if you are running windows 7 64 bit. Ram is cheap right now. Another 3x2gb of 1600 will set you back about $80 after rebates (usa pricing). Then run it at the slower speed. You won't notice the difference.