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August 2, 2012 1:08:03 PM

Hi I have an intel core i5-760 and I have 2 X 2 Gb of ram DDr3 1333 mhz. I want to know if i can put in addition just on 4 Gb 1333 mhz so than I get 8 Gb of ram in just 3 slot

thank you very much

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August 2, 2012 1:14:00 PM

should use 2 or 4 slots for best effect as its dual channel
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August 2, 2012 1:32:06 PM

not a good idea. keep it in pairs if you can. - preferably the same size sticks.

rams dirt cheap so 2x4 isnt much more than 1x4
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August 2, 2012 2:39:04 PM

Your chip and board are designed to run in dual channel mode. This only works if each channel has the same memory in terms of size, speed and timings. If you mix types in the slots then the board will run in single channel mode and cut the bandwidth of the memory bus in half.

Go with hilltopmonk's suggestion of 2x4GiB. This will give you a lower latency than adding 2x2GiB of the same timings as the existing sticks. However, if cost is really an issue go with 2x2GiB, but make sure the speed and timings are the same as the existing sticks.

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August 2, 2012 3:15:02 PM

Whats your mobo?
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