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Adding an extra ram (Corsair XMS3 — 6GB) to the existing (6GB)

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July 25, 2011 7:27:04 PM

Is adding an extra ram (Corsair XMS3 — 6GB) to the existing (6GB of the same quality) on ASUS MOther Board PT6 could works and ends up with a total Memory of12GB



Operating System : Windows 7 64 bit

MotherBoard : Asus PT6

Existing RAM : Corsair XMS3 — 6GB( 3X2GB) DDR3 Memory 1600 Mhz 9-9-9-24 1.65V (CMX6GX3M3A1600C9) ..... It works fine till Date

Proposed Added Ram : Similar to the existing one 6GB (3X2GB)DDR3 Memory 1600 Mhz 9-9-9-24 1.65V (CMX6GX3M3A1600C9)


(1) Is the Final Outcome RAM : 2{3X2GB(CMX6GX3M3A1600C9)} = 12GB..... or........ less

Would you please advice me , if does not work,

(2) Does it affects the Operating System (Windows 7 64 bit).such as ..Booting Problem... and may yielding to its Failure during conducting trials of Installation.
a b V Motherboard
July 25, 2011 7:36:49 PM

There's no problems as long as the Timing+Voltage+Speed+Name(Sometimes name doesn't matters) is the same... It should work as long as they are the same or at least with same timing voltage and speed that's the same... Your FINE... if you got a 2x2GB you can add 6 of the 2x2GB and get 12GB and still work from 3 same Sets...
a b V Motherboard
July 25, 2011 8:55:58 PM

Honestly, adding another 6GB of RAM really won't benefit you. BUT, if you really think you need to/want to, as stated, make sure to manually set timings, voltages, speeds in the BIOS. Also make sure it is ALL the SAME type of memory. DO NOT mix-match XMS3 and Vengeance etc... That WILL cause worse performance than matching DIMM'S.
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a b V Motherboard
July 25, 2011 10:57:11 PM

puttsy said:
Honestly, adding another 6GB of RAM really won't benefit you. BUT, if you really think you need to/want to, as stated, make sure to manually set timings, voltages, speeds in the BIOS. Also make sure it is ALL the SAME type of memory. DO NOT mix-match XMS3 and Vengeance etc... That WILL cause worse performance than matching DIMM'S.

What matters the most is Speed, Timings, and Voltage... The name doesn't really matters... I Got a old computer with 1GB of Samsung and Kingston Memory which is a ddr2 and it works perfectly even tho the name are different... If the Timing+Speed on the Vengeance and XMS is the same than you can put them together but the voltage will still be the same to all...
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a b } Memory
July 26, 2011 2:52:50 AM

You will see absolutely no observable benefit in multi-tasking or video games by going above 6GB.

To utilize 12GB, you would need to be using a video editing program that is capable of buffering most or all of the video in that RAM rather than loading from the hard drive.

If that's not you, then all you are doing is adding heat to your computer, and wasting your money.
a b V Motherboard
July 26, 2011 2:58:31 AM

photonboy said:
You will see absolutely no observable benefit in multi-tasking or video games by going above 6GB.

To utilize 12GB, you would need to be using a video editing program that is capable of buffering most or all of the video in that RAM rather than loading from the hard drive.

If that's not you, then all you are doing is adding heat to your computer, and wasting your money.

He can USE this one software which make 4GB of RAM like Space and it load stuff amazing fast which is faster than SSD but only 4GB(Unless you bought it) LOL... I think it's called RamDisk... It's useful when you got 8-12GB and use about 4GB for storage and load stuff super fast but faster if you also got a SSD...
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