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Hell guys,

I want to upgrade my ram... I currently have 2x2Gb. (I sold my rig ram and havn't updated that) And I want to add 2x4gb more ram.

Can I do that? They are the same Speed, the same voltage. But Can I add two Dimms of 2Gbs and 2 Dimms of 4Gbs?

Thanks!
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No, especially not overclocked
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It should work, but it is not guaranteed.
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I'd say yes, but you will likely need to use looser timings than what both kits are rated for.
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I'd say yes, but you will likely need to use looser timings than what both kits are rated for.
What do you mean?

Will it be complicated to Overclock the ram?
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post #6 of 12
No, especially not overclocked. It will work, but the likelihood of an unstable overclock will be much greter
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Okey, Thanks!

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What do you mean?

Will it be complicated to Overclock the ram?
The specifications on the stickers are for the kit itself. So when combining two identical kits together, sometimes things have to be adjusted such as the timings in order to make it all work as one.

So I see nothing wrong with doing this unless you don't want to spend any time at all finding the new timings and possibly new clock speed once the two kits are combined.
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post #9 of 12
It'll work for sure, but I'm not sure how that will affect overclockability.

Especially if you plan to tweak timings and such.
I know from experience because I used to run 3GB of RAM on my old desktop.

2x512 and 2x1024.
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You may need to raise vccio as well, to around 1.10-1.15v

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