I have a very nice system I have been upgrading for a little while and was looking to add some more ram. I managed to buy a Kingston DDR3 2gb stick of ram for quite cheap online. I was wondering if I can mix a 2gb ram stick with a 4gb ram sick in the same motherboard? Would it cause any problems to my system? Is it wise to have matching ram sticks of the same make and memory?
Thanks for your time,
Here is my system specifications.
Processor (CPU): AMD Bulldozer FX-4 Quad Core 4100 3.60Ghz (3.8Ghz Turbo Mode)
4 CORES Black Edition Perfect For Overclocking
Motherboard: ASUS M5A78L-M USB3 With AMD 760 Chipset
Supporting Quad & SIX Core CPUs & DDR3 Memory
Actually, there's more to it than that. You need to make sure the timings on the 2 sticks are the same. My RAM has 9-9-9-24 timings, so when I add more I'll need to make sure that the new RAM matches these timings.
Even if your two sticks do have identical timings, I'm not 100% sure you'll get the full benefit of DDR RAM due to the differing capacities.