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How to upgrade RAM on custom built computer?

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May 2, 2012 12:15:25 AM

Hey guys!

Just curious, I have this Ivy bridge set up I'm making and it's going great but my limited knowledge makes me question how I should go about upgrading my RAM.

Right now I have a P8Z77-V Mobo and i7-3770k CPU. I haven't started up the PC yet (waiting for other parts) but I do have 2 sticks of 4GB Corsair Vengeance already in my mobo. I have a bigger budget now and I want to upgrade to 16GB RAM. Would it be as easy as buying another 2 sticks of 4GB Corsair Vengeance RAM or am I going to have to buy 16GB?

The mobo (asus p8z77-v) and CPU (3770k) only support dual-channel memory. Will the above idea work out or is my only option buying 2 8GB sticks?
May 2, 2012 12:35:21 AM

mkk255 said:
Hey guys!

Just curious, I have this Ivy bridge set up I'm making and it's going great but my limited knowledge makes me question how I should go about upgrading my RAM.

Right now I have a P8Z77-V Mobo and i7-3770k CPU. I haven't started up the PC yet (waiting for other parts) but I do have 2 sticks of 4GB Corsair Vengeance already in my mobo. I have a bigger budget now and I want to upgrade to 16GB RAM. Would it be as easy as buying another 2 sticks of 4GB Corsair Vengeance RAM or am I going to have to buy 16GB?

The mobo (asus p8z77-v) and CPU (3770k) only support dual-channel memory. Will the above idea work out or is my only option buying 2 8GB sticks?


If you want to use 4 sticks of RAM you need to make sure they are all the exact same model number. But sometimes it doesnt work, the manufacturer only gaurantees it to work if you buy a 4 stick kit.

But that does not mean it won't work but there is a slight risk involved. You're best bet is to get all the same.
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