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Requirement to upgrade RAM?

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July 21, 2011 11:58:11 PM

Hey everyone,

As of right now I have 4 GB of RAM installed on my motherboard (2x2gb sticks)

I am going to upgrade soon, I am wondering if I can do this.

CHOICE A:

SLOT 1: PNY 2GB
SLOT 2: PNY 2GB
-----------------------Dual channel memory
SLOT 3: (other company brand) 4GB
SLOT 4: (Other company brand) 4GB


OR

CHOICE B:

SLOT 1: PNY 2 GB
SLOT 2: PNY 2 GB
------------------------Dual channel memory
SLOT 3: PNY 4 GB stick
SLOT 4: PNY 4 GB stick


CHOICE 3:
Or do I have to use PNY 2 GB sticks on my 3rd and 4th slot in order to work?



MY MOBO can handle 16 GB MAX. And I want 12 GB :o 


*EDIT*

Sorry, forgot to add MOBO info.

ASROCK M3a770de MOBO, AMD based.

please tell which choice is the correct way to go., thank you
a b Ĉ ASUS
a c 217 V Motherboard
July 22, 2011 12:07:12 AM

It would be easier to answer your question if you told us a bit more about your motherboard (I presume it's an AMD based system) and the part number of each memory kit. Using very similar or identical PNY kits is less risky.
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