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Hey guys, so I had built my first PC ever a just earlier this year. Proud to say that everything went smoothly and it works wonderfully. It's able to run Battlefield 3 on max settings without breaking a sweat. Unfortunately, when it comes to Skyrim, performance tends to drop a bit. Component wise I think where I'm lacking is in the RAM department, so I was looking to get some more. Right now I only have 2 x 2gigs of this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145260.

Here's my motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131668

First of all, when it comes to adding on more RAM, I read that I should look for sticks that have the same clock speed and timing as my original, is this correct? Should the voltages be the same or can I have a pair with lower voltages than the Corsair's? Here's the RAM that I had in mind: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231427

What say you, OC community? Is this a good choice or should I keep looking? Thanks!

Here's my complete spec sheet:
Mobo - ASUS M4A88T-V EVO/USB3 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131668
Gfx - SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 6950 2GB (modded to a 6970) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102914
CPU - AMD Phenom II X6 1055T 2.8GHz Hexacore http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103851
RAM - CORSAIR XMS3 (2 x 2GB) DDR3 1600 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145260
HDD - Seagate Barracuda LP 2TB 5900 RPM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148413
post #2 of 5
To avoid problems, stick with the same set. Other than price & cosmetics you won't find any difference in those two sets you linked. It goes deeper than voltages, timings and frequencies, so to avoid all headaches just stick with what you have.
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Well that's unfortunate, because before I made this thread I had already bought the Gskill's haha. It's no big deal, I went ahead and bought another pair so that they'll match. Anyone want to buy 2x2gb's of Corsair RAM? lol
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It's never recommended to mix DDR3 RAM as it's unlikely to work without issues. Buy one, matched, tested RAM kit. 4 GB. is plenty for gaming. More will not improve system performance. Any brand name Phenom II approved RAM should be fine.
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From your original post, it's not quite clear: Are you looking to supplement the set that you have already with more capacity or replace your memory with something that performs better?

If you want to supplement, the same brand/timing/speed is preferable. If you're looking to replace your memory, then just about anything will work, so long as it's supported by your memory controller and mainboard. This means that you can always go down in voltage, but there's an upper limit on speed and memory size. Look to your mainboard specs from the manufacturer to see the limits of both.
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