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6gb Ram upgrade for this mobo possible?

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January 2, 2012 9:28:52 AM

I have an Gigabyte H61m-usb3-B3 (sorry cant give link my net is really crappy right now) and im planning to upgrade to 6gb. As of now i have 4gb of ram 2 pieces of 2GB ddr3 sticks, now if i replace one of those with a 4gb ddr3 stick will it still work? im using
G.Skill Ripjaws DDR3-1333 PC3-10666. I am not sure at all about its compatibilities

I really need an upgrade since i feel that the game i am playing really needs more than 4gb since at full load its using 3GB of my ram already.

Thanks you very much :o 

Here are my other specs

Gigabyte GTX 560 ti OC
Hec cougar 700w PSU
1TB hitachi
320GB WD

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January 2, 2012 10:44:10 AM

Well it should work but it is recommended to have equal size sticks to run in dual channel so upgrading to a 2x4GB kit would be better. You can only use over 4GB if you have 64bit OS.

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January 2, 2012 10:45:59 AM

are you on win64? if you only have 2 memory slots, then you can make them different, BUT and its a big but, you'll lose dual channelling, which will make your memory slower to access, which would probably be worse than having less of it.
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January 2, 2012 2:34:21 PM

Two slot motherboard, so no, don't mix as performance will drop, get 2x4GB and flog your old ram on ebay.
January 2, 2012 10:15:09 PM

thank you very much for the help guys. Yes i am using win7 64bit so using 8gb of ram would be beneficial right? anyway thats the plan sell the old ram haha.
January 2, 2012 10:15:36 PM

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