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Hi guys smile.gif .
I'm here to ask for info about a RAM upgrade. My system has this kit: Ripjaws G.Skill F3-12800CL7D 4GBRM-1600MHz 4GB (2x2GB) but I would go to 8GB or more. My question is: Is better to put the same kit that comes to 45$ or theX-Ripjaws G.Skill F3-12800CL9D-8GBXL 8GB 1600MHz (2x4GB) from 47$? Can I use both kits on my Asus M4A89GTD PRO/USB3?
Thanks in advance smile.gif
Edited by jamine - 3/3/12 at 5:19am
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use the same kit the 2 RAMs have different voltages and timings
    
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Thanks for the fast answer! But can't I lower the voltage and raise the timings of the 2x2GB to match those of the 2x4GB kit? smile.gif
Edited by jamine - 3/3/12 at 5:27am
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You can but no garantess it will be stable, best to keep with same kits or atleast the same freq , timings and voltage. This is just a general rule of thumb thumb.gif
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Or increase the voltage of 2x4GB kit and decrease the latency to 7-8-7-24 like my kit? smile.gif
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As noted you can try mixing of DDR3 RAM but often it will not function properly if at all.

Unless you need more than 8 GB. of RAM for some reason, I'd just buy the $47, 2x 4 GB. kit and get on with life. At least this way you know you'll have 8 GB. that works even if it won't run with the RAM that you have.

There is no increase in PC speed with more than 8 GB. RAM unless you are running some huge application and even then it's not likely to be a tangible performance difference.
Edited by AMD4ME - 3/3/12 at 3:35pm
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Thanks for the answers guys! I will buy the same kit thumb.gif
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