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Can I mix, 2x 4gb, and 2x 2gb?

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I didn't know how cheap 4gb sticks got, I got the current sticks in my sig just wondering if it's possible to also use a set of 2x 4gb along with them
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post #2 of 10
You can use RAM of any capacity you'd like
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Yes it will be fine, but overclocking generally will be tougher with more slots filled. Your overclock should be fine though.
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I read that as long as the timings are the same you should be fine. I would wait for someone to confirm my statement though.
    
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post #5 of 10
you should get a set with the same timings/speed + voltage as your current sticks... and preferably same model, otherwise not worth the trouble imo.
Edited by Sainesk - 10/9/11 at 12:26am
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I was planning on the same manufacturer, I didn't know about the timings though thanks. I always wanted more ram cause it's a pain in after effects and such loading particles and HD footage. I'll settle for the 2x4gb only if it doesnt work out though, my heatsink is blocking one of my ram slots i just checked LOL but if I take it off I can place one in, theres enough room under it.
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post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by MiyaDV View Post
my heatsink is blocking one of my ram slots i just checked LOL but if I take it off I can place one in, theres enough room under it.
I had/have the same problem. luckily on the 212+ I was able just to slide the fan over a bit and I was clear.
    
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post #8 of 10
You sure can, but getting all the sticks to run the same speed and timings might be an issue, along with CPU cooler clearance.
post #9 of 10
Just make sure that you put the same amount of RAM in each channel so it all runs in dual channel mode (a 2 and a 4 in each). If you put the matching capacity sticks in matching color slots you will be fine. If not, you could have one channel with 8GB and one with 4GB, and 4 GB wouldn't run in dual channel mode.
    
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im running 2x2GB crucial ballistix 1600 8-8-8-24 1.65V with 2x4GB ripjaw x 1600 9-9-9-28 1.5V @ 1600 8-8-8-24 1.65v on my 1090t rig
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