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If you're OCD. This day and age there are zero issues with running mis-matched sticks if they are rated at the same voltage, timings and speed.
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Dual channel 1333 is more than enough for a 7640G. Just drop a second stick in for dual channel.

Hmmm, so it's better I just add another 4GB DDR3 1333 stick of RAM then? That pic you posted would suggest that there's a performance increase with the 1600...
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Hmmm, so it's better I just add another 4GB DDR3 1333 stick of RAM then? That pic you posted would suggest that there's a performance increase with the 1600...
If you feel spending double is worth a couple FPS, then go for it.
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I'm not sure but it might be difficult to find a single stick anyhow. In that case, go for 1600 MHz. Or go for 1600 MHz anyway if you've got the money, since a few FPS can mean a lot in some situations.
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Originally Posted by S.M. View Post

If you're OCD. This day and age there are zero issues with running mis-matched sticks if they are rated at the same voltage, timings and speed.

acctually it is better. there is a possibility that they wont work well together, which increases the faster you get

ie ddr3 2400 2600 ect
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post #36 of 37
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I'm not sure but it might be difficult to find a single stick anyhow. In that case, go for 1600 MHz.

Yeah, I've been having a hard time looking for a retailer who only sells single sticks here in my country (Philippines). I'll just go for 2x sticks of 4GB DDR3 1600 then. smile.gif
post #37 of 37
Apparently, nobody has even tried to get specific information from its very root source. I'm sorry for the others if you bought 1600Mhz RAM, since A8-4500M actually supports up to 1866Mhz, which compared with 1333Mhz memory will increase your gaming performance in a steady 6-15fps basis. When it comes to heavy graphic (and central) processing at "difficult" moments in demanding games, going from 18fps to 24fps sure does the trick. If you've already got 1600Mhz sticks, consider upgrading to 1866Mhz. Remember those additional 266Mhz would run under a quad-core APU, meaning SUPPORTED higher ram frequency will always help relieve and improve both CPU and GPU. It's not only "a couple of fps": the big picture looks better under 1866Mhz.

http://products.amd.com/en-us/NotebookAPUDetail.aspx?id=35
Edited by yesyeslouder - 5/1/13 at 9:50am
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