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If I have 4 slots, and I'm running 2 x 4GB in sig... can I double up?
I don't see why I couldn't... or would I have to buy it in a set? Corsair told me to buy it in a set... $89.99 for 16GB set right now...
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As long as you get the same ram with the same voltage/timings/frequency it should be fine. Those free customer service people always tend to give BS unknowledgable answers
    
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Yes, you can "double up".

However you place more strain on your IMC, leading to a more unstable overclock.
    
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your best bet is to get quad kit,listen to Corsair tech.(all four guaranteed to work together hand picked and tested )
Edited by coolhandluke41 - 9/8/11 at 8:01pm
    
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Benefit to going 16GB?
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post #6 of 7
Almost no gain, since 8GB is pretty much more than enough for most people, especially gamers. I'd save the money for a better GPU, which as you have stated in your sig, is going to be replaced soon So we can add that to the funds or something.

More RAM tend to get properly utilized if you do a lot of workstation based tasks and work, and there's also some hidden disadvantages to it that is often underlooked, such as more stress on the OC and even latency. 8GB is more than enough if you don't do any of those things.
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post #7 of 7
there should be no problem as long as you buy the same kit of ram. but like what they already said, filling up all slots stresses the memory controller and might limit your overclock as well.
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