Help w/ ram upgrade GA-EP35-DS3L

I'm upgrading the ram in my GA-EP35-DS3L from 4 to 8gb of ram. The concern I have is; A) do I buy 4 more gb of ram? Or B) do I buy a whole new set of 8gb. The ram I currently have is;

http://www.amazon.com/OCZ-OCZ2RPR800C44GK-PC2-6400-Edition-Channel/dp/B000XBO228/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355814252&sr=8-1&keywords=OCZ+OCZ2RPR800C44GK+PC2-6400+DDR2+800MHz

Unfortunately, it is no longer sold. So, I could get a new set of ram like;

http://www.amazon.com/Crucial-PC2-6400-240-Pin-Desktop-CT2CP25664AA800/dp/B0011A4UZE/ref=sr_1_15?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1355814023&sr=1-15&keywords=PC2-6400+DDR2+800MHz
or
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-TWIN2X4096-6400C5C-PC2-6400-240-Pin-Channel/dp/B0027P9C9G/ref=sr_1_2?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1355814029&sr=1-2&keywords=PC2-6400+DDR2+800MHz

to add to the system. OR, I could buy an entirely new set like;

http://www.amazon.com/Kingston-Modules-Desktop-KHX6400D2LLK4-8G/dp/B001J6FOK0/ref=sr_1_16?s=pc&ie=UTF8&qid=1355814077&sr=1-16&keywords=PC2-6400+DDR2+800MHz


I do not know if it is necessary to buy all of the same ram. My system is very stable now, and I don't want to undo that stability. Thank you for your help!
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  1. Mixing ram (same specs, voltage) works most of the time but for the time it does not the best thing to do is a new set.
  2. Thanks for the reply. I have another question. Is 8 gb of ram even necessary for a gaming? Will games benefit from more than 4 gb of ram?
  3. Most will not but some of the newer ones do if you have a 64bit OS. 32bit OS only supports 4GB.
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