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I'm running a Asus P6T Deluxe mobo (old mobo is old I know lol) and I have 3 empty ram slots. Currently I have 6 Gb of tripple channel DDR3 Elpidia RAM and have been thinking about upgrading. I do make use of the RAM with photoshop/3DS Max programs.

My question is this: Can I keep the Elpidia ram and just slap in 3 more sticks of another brand or should I simply grab all new ram and ditch the Elpidia? Any suggestions on brands/speeds/capacity of RAM would also be helpful as I have been out of the RAM scene for quite some time.

Thanks in advance as well.
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post #2 of 13
You can slap in any ram, the chances of it not working is basically the same as if you slapped in another 3 of the same ram. Although it is wise to use ram with same speed/timings and capacity.

On speed/timing note going with 1600 ram is pretty common as it gives you a pretty good oc headroom and isn't expensive at all, you can find them for pretty good price with cl9 timings.
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post #3 of 13
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Alright cool. Thank you for the reply. I'd feel a bit better with some more specifics though lol. Looking through speccy, the timing is 7-7-7-20 so I'm assuming that I should find the same timing or just replace the current ram I have with faster speed?
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post #4 of 13
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I've found some ram that has the same timing, if I opt to keep the current ram I have. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820104162&Tpk=KHX1333C7D3K3%2f6GX

Also, seeing as I have triple channel ram if I wanted to keep my current ram I'd need more triple channel, 7-7-7-20 timing correct? Would it be worth it to just scrap the ram I have, buy new ram at 9-9-9-24?
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post #5 of 13
With ram this dirt cheap it wouldn't be much of a loss scrapping your current ram I think. If you find ram with lower timings it's not a problem because you can always set them on looser timings without a problem but in reverse it won't always work.
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post #6 of 13
go with the same specced ram as what you have thumb.gif

or..you could get a few kits of this: http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-Extreme-MV-3V4G3D-US/dp/B00592002W/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1328803952&sr=8-2

This is the new technology..there have been reports of getting very high clocks with it(up to 2400).I just learned of it last night..ordered this AM.
For the price..can't go wrong
Edited by Schmuckley - 2/9/12 at 8:14am
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post #7 of 13
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Thanks for the replies, they are much appreciated. I don't plan on overclocking anything at this point (still have a lot to learn). So the RAM that I linked and that Schmuckley linked would both work if I decided to buy either? The only reason I ask is because right now I'm running triple channel and the Samsung is dual channel, obviously I wouldn't be able to run my current ram with the dual channel correct?
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post #8 of 13
Yes, both should. I'm running mixed rams too they are the same brand and series but have different ICs so it is like they were different, so you should be fine!
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post #9 of 13
if you run the ram i linked..you'd need 2-3 kits...
(1x3 with extra stick ..which you can sell off..or 2x3)
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go with the same specced ram as what you have thumb.gif
or..you could get a few kits of this: http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Electronics-Extreme-MV-3V4G3D-US/dp/B00592002W/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1328803952&sr=8-2
This is the new technology..there have been reports of getting very high clocks with it(up to 2400).I just learned of it last night..ordered this AM.
For the price..can't go wrong

Stick with the same specs of the ram you have, you dont want any problems down the road. thumb.gif
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