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Would my performance decrease if i add another 8gb of RAM

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I kind of want to add two 4gb sticks of ram to my 8gb so I can have 16 gb of ram. But then all my Ram slots will be full, is that bad?
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No, that's not bad, just pretty useless.

And adding memory sticks to you existing memory can cause problems.
That's why memory manufacturers sell memory in "Matched sets".

Hope that helps.
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Yea you don't really need more than 8gb if you already have it. Jumping to 16gb would only be usefull if you are using it at a RAM drive.
Also like the poster above me said, make sure they all match. so 4x4gb sticks of the same kind would be the best route to get 16gb.
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Originally Posted by Delirious84 View Post

Also like the poster above me said, make sure they all match. so 4x4gb sticks of the same kind would be the best route to get 16gb.

And how do you do that when most of the timings are not published?

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