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Need RAM advice

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August 3, 2012 4:56:51 PM

I'm finally adding more ram to my first PC build from two years ago...

This is my motherboard:

GIGABYTE GA-790XTA-UD4 AM3 AMD 790X SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX AMD Motherboard

And the memory was:

I have 4 gigs, I want to go up to 8. Since the kind I used are out of stock, can someone suggest two more at a reasonable price? Also I'm assuming it's OK to have different brands, so four more gigs from a different type are fine or do I have to get 8 gigs of the same? I'm still a noob at this! Thanks in advance...

Also note: this is for gaming. Some games I play, like WoW, are moving to a 64 bit client so I know it'd take advantage of hte extra ram.

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August 3, 2012 5:21:01 PM

it's not a good idea to mix brands of ram...better get a 8gb kit and sell the ones you have....mixing brands might work but also might get you horrible blue's your choice but my advice is don't mix brands

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August 3, 2012 5:23:13 PM

I can't even find a set of cas7 at 1.35v, only cas7 at 1.5v and they are $36. I would suggest just selling the ones you have and buying this kid for $40.
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August 3, 2012 5:24:48 PM

That's a tough one. 1.35v RAM was never really popular and cas 7 1.35v RAM is rare.

Here is some 1.35v cas 9 stuff that may work with what you have although you will probably need to run it all as cas 9 since it will default to match the slowest speed sticks.

That's $40 for 4GB though and it may or may not play nice with what you have. My recommendation is to just get an 8GB kit and just keep what you have now for a backup.

Here is 8GB for $41 and free shipping.

It's the much more common and overall compatible 1.5v stuff.

August 3, 2012 5:26:38 PM

Yeah your timings are all weird...Be better off buying 2 x 4GB sticks and retire those as backups.
August 3, 2012 5:36:58 PM

Nothing weird about those timings. They are typical cas 7 just like my RAM. What's weird is 1.35v and cas 7.
August 3, 2012 5:52:25 PM

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