Alright, here is a conundrum I have for all you technophiles here at Tom's. I'm working on doing my first computer build. I've been buying parts over the last couple months on newegg. Hitting up the sales whenever I can.
They've recently offered a motherboard Packaged with some sticks of DDR3 ram. the mb has 4 slots, but I already purchased ram a little over a month ago when it was on sale. What I am wondering is that if the memory sticks would be compatible with eachother 2 different ways.
the first being, is there going to be enough room to be able to physically sit side by side, even with the metal heat shields that diffuse the heat on top.
the second is if they are tecnically compatible with one another. They are different brand, but have the same voltage, timing, clock speed, ect. Basically the only difference that I can see is the brand and heat shield design.