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Can I buy 8GB of Ram than by 4gb to get 12GB

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February 25, 2012 12:28:44 AM

I have 8GB Vengeance ram and i want 12GB of ram SO can i just buy 4GB and add have 12GB?

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February 25, 2012 12:34:28 AM

I think it may depend on the brand and specifications but at one time I bought 4gb of gskill and then later upgraded with another 4gb gskill kit of the same kind. Pretty sure you'll be ok though.

I do know that full kits of the size you are looking for have a qc factor to make sure all the dimms are capable of running at the projected frequency and timings. If you get a different brand you can tweak in your bios to get the one kit running at it's timings while the other kit runs at a different setting given you have the motherboard. Most users don't like to go to that sort of trouble though.
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February 25, 2012 12:37:06 AM

As long as the brand, voltage, speed and cas latency match it should run fine.
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February 25, 2012 12:41:34 AM

I'll concur with anort.
February 25, 2012 12:50:13 AM

Best answer selected by CapperDom.
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February 25, 2012 1:09:21 AM

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