Help Picking Ram for Dell Vostro

I have a Dell Vostro 460 Core i7 Mini Tower running an Intel Core i7 (Sandy Bridge 2600), AMD Radeon HD 6450 1GB DDR3, and 4GB DDR3 SDRAM at 1333MHz, 350W power supply.

I want to know if..

1) These sticks of ram are competible with my machine:

2) Which of the two RAMs are better for my machine? Is there a better brand at 8GB for Dell computers?

3) There are 4 slots for RAM. Would I be able to combine Dell RAM and the brand from question 2 together for 12 GB of RAM total without experiencing any problems?

Thank you.
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  1. 1.) Yes both of those sets are compatible with your motherboard.

    2.) There is not a better brand of RAM for Dell computers (at least not that I am aware of), but in your case I would go with the G-SKILL Ripjaws, simply because it is 1333 MHz and that is what Dell lists as the memory speed. Also it is cheaper than the Corsair, and the only real difference is in the frequency, which in this case wouldn't have made much of a difference anyway (even if the motherboard could use 1600 MHz to its fullest potential).

    3.) I would not recommend using sticks that are different sizes and frequencies because it can cause stability issues. I've heard of some people getting this to work, but I myself have never dabbled with that.
  2. I hope you already 've the memory with you right now (maybe since 2 years now:kikou:), so this post is not addressed to you(@webdivx) but similar Vostro 460 desktop users.

    The memory listed in the OP (original post) is compatible and you can go ahead with similar memory modules if you are looking for XMP ready advanced memory modules.

    But if you do not need the flashy heat spreaders or if you do not have the budget for the same then you can go with ValueRAM which gives you the same performance.

    Well, if you need suggestions to find the right memory then check the below websites. If none of them pleases you then search in google with the keyword as "PC3-10666 DDR3-1333 240pin SDRAM DIMM Non-ECC memory".

    Good luck with the upgrade.
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