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i need some help with upgrading my ram on my ga-945p-s3 (rev 2.0)

http://france.test.giga-byte.com/Products/Motherboard/Products_Spec.aspx?ClassValue=Motherboard&ProductID=2432&ProductName=GA-945P-S3

according to this page i can only get up to 4 gigs of ram. can my motherboard support 2 gigabyte sticks or do i need to get 4 1 gigabyte sticks to make full use of the boards limits? here are the two different rams i am thinking of getting. currently i have 2 1 gig 333mhz sticks in my computer....

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211066

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820148311&cm_re=tracer-_-20-148-311-_-Product
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  1. Your board only supports 1 gig modules. If you want 4 gig, you will need 4 x 1Gb total.
  2. thanks for your reply, i am going to get two of the 1 gig sticks from my link up there then, will it affect my performance negatively if i keep my existing 333mhz ram in my computer and add the two new sticks to the other two empty ram slots?
  3. Best answer
    Normally you want ram of all the same make/model or at least ram that has the same specs. The DDR2-800 should throttle back to 300 to match your other sticks, however you will most likely need to go into the bios and adjust the ram timimings manually.
  4. Best answer selected by adecoy95.
  5. thank you for all of your help! i picked up some some of these sticks here

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211066

    they were cheaper, and even tho they have a slightly slower timing, if they are going to sync up with my existing ram i doubt i will notice a performance difference between the two rams i was looking at on newegg anyways.

    i will probably buy another pair of a-datas if i need the extra ram speed, but with any luck this extra ram should be enough to stop my games (like rift: planes of telara) from paging so much
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