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When I upgrade my RAM, should I replace or add more?

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When I built this computer (All of a month or so ago..) It was on a budget, so for memory I grabbed what was on sale at the time http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820148419 I knew it was not the best money could buy, but it seemed fine.

Now, all of a month later, I'm thinking I might want to go up to 8 GB, and I'm debating how to do it. Should I replace these with 2X4GB, or just buy another of these and toss them in.
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Get some corsair vengeance ram

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820233144
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But won't the new ram just default to the 10-10-10-28 timing of my Crucial anyway? Is it worth it to get more expensive ram if it's not actually performing better?
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Xigmatek NRP 600 Coolermaster Elite 430 
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No if you put the new corsair memory and remove the crucial ram the board will use a profile and set it to the timings that the memory is rated at...
now you could possibly put both the crucial and the corsair modules in together BUT the biggest problem is the chips used...they are prob not the same and will cause problems...
so best bet is to deffinitly go with the corsairs and replace the cruical balistix
Youll prob get better clocks
AMD= Loves Low Latency Memory
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