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Memory Upgrade

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September 25, 2011 4:30:11 PM

Hey guys my current system is:

gigabyte GA-H67A-UD3H-B3 motherboard
Asus Gtx 460
1 Tb hard drive
corsair 4 gb of ram
Intel Core I3 2100
corsair 600w
Windows 7 64 bit

I am wanting to upgrade to 8 gb of ram or more. Should I/need to buy the exact same ram (4 gb) or should I buy a new kit 2 x 4 gb. And I am wondering if my motherboard supports more than 4gb of ram, and when I get the money am I able to remove my I3 and put in a I5 2500k/I7 2600k? Would I need a new power supply? Also does the voltage of the ram matter? I think my current ram is 1.6 or 1.65.

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a b V Motherboard
September 25, 2011 5:02:34 PM

You can buy another 2x2gb kit or a new 4x2gb kit, it's up to you. Just make sure you get the exact same kind if your adding 2 more.

If you have just 1 4gb stick, then your not even running in dual channel mode for best performance, I would suggest another identicle 4gb stick.

Your mobo supports up to 32gb of ram.
September 25, 2011 5:07:34 PM

Alright, If I wanted to get 16 gb of ram should I get an I5 2500k / I7 2600k first? Or is my I3 2100 good enough?
a b V Motherboard
September 25, 2011 5:29:27 PM

Why do you need 16gb of ram?

is your 2100 good enough for what?

Processor has no relation to ram. Cpu does it's job and memory does it's job.