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Adding 1 more stick of RAM to existing DUAL channel setup

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Hello guys,

My current setup is Corsair Vengeance 4gb DDR3 1600 (2x2gb) running in DUAL channel mode. I wish to add another (2x2gb) but the problem is my CPU Heatsink (CM 212 EVO) is blocking the first slot of RAM, so i only have 1 usable slot left. I want to know if it would cause any issues adding a high capacity stick (8gb, same frequency and timings) together with my existing setup? Will it still run in DUAL mode or compatibility mode?

Thanks for the help!
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Have you considered getting the Vengeance LP (low profile) version instead? It's significantly shorter and may fit under your heat sink.
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That's a great suggestion, I'll take a look when i get home. Hope my other questions can be answered. smile.gif
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3 sticks will work. But not recommanded tho...

If your mobo has 4 slots, better use 2x 4GB and not 4x 2GB --> this will stress the Integrated Memory Controller

It's better... NOT necessary tho!!!

If you do not extremely OC them it should be fine

Also I think you can easily pry off the heatsinks... but at own risk wink.gif (you won't get a heat related problam @ normal use)
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