Adding RAM to a new laptop, do sizes and brand need to match? Tags: Memory Laptops RAM Alienware Product Last response: September 1, 2011 10:51 PM in Memory Share kazzamalla September 1, 2011 10:32:48 PM Hello, I have a new laptop on the way from Alienware, I ordered it with 4 gigs of DDR 3 1600Mhz RAM. This is in two modules. If I buy an additional 2x4GB gig modules, something like this: Can I add in the two 4GB modules, along with the existing two 2GB modules, for a total of 12 gigs? The laptop has 4 slots, for up to 16 gigs of RAM. Mainly, from a performance perspective: 1. Is it bad to have two different brands of RAM in the same laptop? 2. Can I have different size modules (2x2GB and 2x4GB) in the same laptop? Thanks! More about : adding ram laptop sizes brand match itzdanielp a b } Memory September 1, 2011 10:51:12 PM It is always suggested to avoid mixing brands and types of RAM... That said there should not be any trouble doing so. You need to make sure the timings match though. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Does adding new ddr3 Ram need to match? Forum SolvedAdding a new RAM with different brands? Forum Adding SSD to brand new laptop Forum SolvedI need to buy a new laptop. Is MSI a good brand? Forum Brand New Laptop, Almost all 16GB of RAM in Use Forum Need help with adding a new RAM Forum Solvedwhat's the average GB ram size needed for a good working laptop? Forum I need to buy a new laptop. Is MSI a good brand? Forum Brand new 16gb ram alienware laptop.. memory usage 100% .. ?! Forum Need help ASAP getting 500kbs/sec on data transfer from 2 year old laptop to brand new external hard drive. Forum SolvedNEED HELP Please ,Added new RAM, and my computer will not take format !!!!?? Forum Brand new Dell Studio 9100 - Added ram - Computer won't start ?? Forum Need help choosing a brand new laptop Forum SolvedNeed help with supported RAM on my new laptop. Forum Getting brand new computer X-fired 5770s, how much RAM do I need to not run game Forum Need new laptop ( which brand ) Forum Need help! display issues with brand new laptop. Forum NEED HELP....Added new RAM, but computer will not boot Forum More resources Read discussions in other Memory categories Compatibility DDR2 DDR3 Dual Channel RAM Corsair G.SKILL !