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Can I add another pair of ram with same spec except memory?

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June 15, 2011 12:15:37 AM

So I saw this pair of ram on sale today for pretty cheap, but I already have a pair of rams. The one I'm looking at is a kingston pair 1600mhz with 4gb on each stick, and the one I have is a kingston pair 1600mhz with 2gb on each stick. Both stick have same voltage and everything. Would it cause problems if I have a pair of 4gb rams and a pair of 2gb rams?

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June 15, 2011 12:17:19 AM

I use my computer only for games pretty much.
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June 15, 2011 5:17:02 AM

No, it wouldn't cause problems, but you need to check the timings as well. And there may not be any real advantage to having any more RAM anyway.
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June 15, 2011 2:58:25 PM

It is important to have both DIMMs in a pair the same size, but having one pair of 2GB and the other pair of 4GB is fine - there will be no problem there.

Just make sure that you have the DIMMs in the correct sockets. On many motherboards the pairs of DIMM sockets are different colours. Make sure you have one pair in one colour and the other pair in the other colour (they will often be interleaved - don't let that confuse you).

Your motherboard manual should tell you where to put them.
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June 15, 2011 3:36:37 PM

Must both be DDR3... if they are....
They must have the same timings (9-9-9-24) and voltages (1.5/1.65 etc)
If they have the same timings/voltages etc, go ahead.
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June 25, 2011 2:23:43 AM

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