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21 Sep 2009   #11
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

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Another option, is to sell your 2 GB kit and buy a 4 GB kit, if 4 GB would be enough for you. At this point, there's very little reason to go with an x86 OS.

you wouldn't recommend just sticking in a 4GB kit alongside the 2GB kit, even if i try to match speeds?
how many slot does the mobo have? If i were you I would start with 4gigs and then add 4 more later. Not much more expensive for the original 4 than if you get 2


Ken


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21 Sep 2009   #12
gnarlytom

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gnarlytom View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
Another option, is to sell your 2 GB kit and buy a 4 GB kit, if 4 GB would be enough for you. At this point, there's very little reason to go with an x86 OS.

you wouldn't recommend just sticking in a 4GB kit alongside the 2GB kit, even if i try to match speeds?
how many slot does the mobo have? If i were you I would start with 4gigs and then add 4 more later. Not much more expensive for the original 4 than if you get 2


Ken

I've got 4 slots. i think i might buy a 4gb kit, so then should i also leave the 2GB in, or might it cause problems?
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21 Sep 2009   #13
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Unless it is identical to the 2 GB kit, you never know for sure if it will play nice or not. Go for it, and if it doesn't, sell the 2 GB and run with the 4 GB kit for now.
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21 Sep 2009   #14
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

leave the 2 gigs in. Make sure you find out what you have first. you can download either everest, or cpu-z to tell you really detailed info abt the ram. with that in hand you want to get the exact same specs on the 4gig kit you buy

Ken
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21 Sep 2009   #15
gnarlytom

Windows 7 x64
 
 

ok thanks very much everybody!
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21 Sep 2009   #16
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

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ok thanks very much everybody!
Good luck and again welcome

When you get a chance could you fill in your system specs (lower left corner) so that we know what hardware you have. It makes things easier

Ken
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21 Sep 2009   #17
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gnarlytom View Post

so for example would this be ok:
1GB (X manufacturer)
1GB (X manufacturer)
...plus....
2GB (Y manufacturer)
2GB (Y manufacturer)
Tom
Just a little further clarification: if you want 4G, buy a 2x2G matched pair (as an example only look here: Newegg.com - Crucial 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Dual Channel Kit Desktop Memory Model CT2KIT25664AA667 - Desktop Memory)
As explained, the matched pair Dual Channel Kit will guarantees that they work well and according to the specs (not according to the lowest spec between a non-matched pair)
Hope it helps
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