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Is there any problem of me installing a 8GB RAM stick with a 4GB RAM stick, together? Like, will it do any harm to my cpu?
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Ares - God Of War
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AMD 8350  MSI 970A-G43 AMD Radeon R9 280 ADATA XPG V1 DDR3 1600  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
ADATA XPG V1 DDR3 1600  WD 1TB - Win7 WD 1TB - XP 6x Kingwin 120mm Fan 
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Windows 7 Dell 27" Microsoft Keyboard/Mouse Bundle COUGAR Mid Tower Solution Black Steel Gamer Case 
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Microsoft Keyboard/Mouse Bundle Cyber Acoustics 5.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K Gigabyte Z77 Powercolor Radeon HD 7950 Kingston 8GB 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Kingston 4GB Toshiba 1TB 7200rpm SATA Samsung 24X DVDRW SATA OEM Windows 7-64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
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No, you should be good.
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It should work. Thing is, you might lose any dual channel setup, but that won't harm the CPU. To really harm it, you should either overvolt it to hell and back on stock cooling, or if anything short-circuits the motherboard.
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Originally Posted by Starbomba View Post

It should work. Thing is, you might lose any dual channel setup, but that won't harm the CPU. To really harm it, you should either overvolt it to hell and back on stock cooling, or if anything short-circuits the motherboard.
watcha mean by losing a dual channel setup?
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AMD 8350  MSI 970A-G43 AMD Radeon R9 280 ADATA XPG V1 DDR3 1600  
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ADATA XPG V1 DDR3 1600  WD 1TB - Win7 WD 1TB - XP 6x Kingwin 120mm Fan 
OSMonitorKeyboardCase
Windows 7 Dell 27" Microsoft Keyboard/Mouse Bundle COUGAR Mid Tower Solution Black Steel Gamer Case 
MouseAudio
Microsoft Keyboard/Mouse Bundle Cyber Acoustics 5.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K Gigabyte Z77 Powercolor Radeon HD 7950 Kingston 8GB 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Kingston 4GB Toshiba 1TB 7200rpm SATA Samsung 24X DVDRW SATA OEM Windows 7-64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
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Ares - God Of War
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AMD 8350  MSI 970A-G43 AMD Radeon R9 280 ADATA XPG V1 DDR3 1600  
RAMHard DriveHard DriveCooling
ADATA XPG V1 DDR3 1600  WD 1TB - Win7 WD 1TB - XP 6x Kingwin 120mm Fan 
OSMonitorKeyboardCase
Windows 7 Dell 27" Microsoft Keyboard/Mouse Bundle COUGAR Mid Tower Solution Black Steel Gamer Case 
MouseAudio
Microsoft Keyboard/Mouse Bundle Cyber Acoustics 5.1 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i5-3570K Gigabyte Z77 Powercolor Radeon HD 7950 Kingston 8GB 
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
Kingston 4GB Toshiba 1TB 7200rpm SATA Samsung 24X DVDRW SATA OEM Windows 7-64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer A221HQV 22" Microsoft Wireless Keyboard Kingwin Maximum Power Supply 750W Cougar Mid Tower Solution Black Steel Gamer Case 
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