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Picking out new ram, will this work?

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Currently, I have a 4gb dual channel kit by Gskill (2x2gb 1600mhz) in slots 1 and 3.

If I purchase a second kit (same memory) and put those sticks in slots 2 and 4, will that lower performance? Idk how dual channel works so that's why I'm asking.

I want 8gb (4x2gb) so is it possible to do what I'm planning on doing without losing performance? thanks.
    
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Without getting into dual channel, I'll make it simple. Put a set of sticks into one colour coded slots, (blue). When you buy another set, put those in the black slots. Unless your going for some serious CAD design or some other memory loving application, you don't need more then 4gb. My advice to you is pick up your motherboard manual and read up on the memory scheme. Then you should read up on dual channel so you can understand how this goes. In the 24 mins that I've seen this up, google would have given you all the information you've needed.
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Yes, a second kit of the same RAM you have now will work fine. Each kit will be in dual channel if they're in the right slot pairs. The more DIMMs you have the slower they cycle but its a tiny performance hit that is really impossible to notice outside of synthetic benchmarks.
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ah okay thanks
    
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