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Different RAM brands for 2 different dual channel slots?

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So my PC has these specs:

FX-8320 4.4 GHz OC, OV 1.425

2x4GB GeIL Dragon 1600 MHz CL 11

ASUS M5A97 R2.0

Radeon R9 280X

Crucial MX100 256 GB

So, I tend to browse and do other stuff while gaming, and GTA V in particular seems to hog a lot of RAM. GTA V itself runs fine but the browser and generally the Windows environment gets really slow, and I can't even launch HWiNFO while playing GTA as it always crashes.

Therefore I was thinking of adding 8 GB of more RAM to my computer. I saw there Kingston Value RAMs with the exact same specs as mine, but cheaper. I'm asking if it's okay to use these RAMs of different brand.

Also, what if I just add a 8 GB stick to one of the remaining slots of the motherboard, to have the option to add another 8 GB stick in the future? Will the two 4 GB ram still run in dual channel mode? And if they don't, will I see any performance drop with 16 GB of RAM?

Thanks a lot in advance.
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320 4.5 GHz ASUS M5A97 R2.0 Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming 8 GB 2x4GB GeIL DRAGON 1600 MHz 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2x4GB Crucial 1600 MHz Crucial MX100 256 GB Seagate Internal 7200 rpm 1TB WD Elements 1TB USB 3.0 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Lenovo 2TB USB 3.0 DeepCool GAMER STORM Maelstorm 120K Corsair SP120 on Radiator DeepCool Fan on Socket 
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Windows 10 Pro x64 AOC E2261Fwh Cougar 200K High Power AGD-850F  
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Sentey GS-6000 w/ Window Cougar 200M Edifier 2.1 Speakers Cooler Master Ceres-300 Headset 
OtherOtherOtherOther
PCIe USB 3.0 Module XBox 360 Controller Steam Controller Canon i-Sensys LBP6020 Printer 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 6200U 2.8 GHz Turbo Acer Ironman_SK NVIDIA 940MX 2 GB GDDR5 8 GB DDR4 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M7V 256 GB M2 SSD Seagate 500 GB 5400 rpm HDD Slimtype DVD A Havit Coolpad 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro x64 1366x768 60Hz Acer Acer Battery 
CaseMouse
Acer E5-575G A4Tech G11-570FX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2760QM 3.5 GHz Sony HM65 NVIDIA GeForce GT 540 8 GB (2x4 GB DDR3) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
640 GB 7200 rpm Blu-ray Disc™ Drive with DVD SuperMulti Sony Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 
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Sony 16.4" FHD Sony Backlit Sony Sony VPCF235HG 
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I'd get the Kingston RAM & use them in dual channel than add an 8gb stick as that could cause instability. Also, your bandwidth would halve if you were to go with 8gb stick as that is how the DDR works in dual channel. But you could give it a try in the name of science, to see if you get any tangible boost or penalty
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Thanks, yeah I decided to get 2 4 GB sticks. But instead of Kingston I got Crucial ones, prices were the same and Crucial good too.
 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320 4.5 GHz ASUS M5A97 R2.0 Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming 8 GB 2x4GB GeIL DRAGON 1600 MHz 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2x4GB Crucial 1600 MHz Crucial MX100 256 GB Seagate Internal 7200 rpm 1TB WD Elements 1TB USB 3.0 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Lenovo 2TB USB 3.0 DeepCool GAMER STORM Maelstorm 120K Corsair SP120 on Radiator DeepCool Fan on Socket 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro x64 AOC E2261Fwh Cougar 200K High Power AGD-850F  
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Sentey GS-6000 w/ Window Cougar 200M Edifier 2.1 Speakers Cooler Master Ceres-300 Headset 
OtherOtherOtherOther
PCIe USB 3.0 Module XBox 360 Controller Steam Controller Canon i-Sensys LBP6020 Printer 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 6200U 2.8 GHz Turbo Acer Ironman_SK NVIDIA 940MX 2 GB GDDR5 8 GB DDR4 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M7V 256 GB M2 SSD Seagate 500 GB 5400 rpm HDD Slimtype DVD A Havit Coolpad 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro x64 1366x768 60Hz Acer Acer Battery 
CaseMouse
Acer E5-575G A4Tech G11-570FX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2760QM 3.5 GHz Sony HM65 NVIDIA GeForce GT 540 8 GB (2x4 GB DDR3) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
640 GB 7200 rpm Blu-ray Disc™ Drive with DVD SuperMulti Sony Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Sony 16.4" FHD Sony Backlit Sony Sony VPCF235HG 
MouseAudio
Sony Trackpad Stereo Speakers 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8320 4.5 GHz ASUS M5A97 R2.0 Gigabyte RX 580 Gaming 8 GB 2x4GB GeIL DRAGON 1600 MHz 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
2x4GB Crucial 1600 MHz Crucial MX100 256 GB Seagate Internal 7200 rpm 1TB WD Elements 1TB USB 3.0 
Hard DriveCoolingCoolingCooling
Lenovo 2TB USB 3.0 DeepCool GAMER STORM Maelstorm 120K Corsair SP120 on Radiator DeepCool Fan on Socket 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro x64 AOC E2261Fwh Cougar 200K High Power AGD-850F  
CaseMouseAudioAudio
Sentey GS-6000 w/ Window Cougar 200M Edifier 2.1 Speakers Cooler Master Ceres-300 Headset 
OtherOtherOtherOther
PCIe USB 3.0 Module XBox 360 Controller Steam Controller Canon i-Sensys LBP6020 Printer 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 6200U 2.8 GHz Turbo Acer Ironman_SK NVIDIA 940MX 2 GB GDDR5 8 GB DDR4 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Plextor M7V 256 GB M2 SSD Seagate 500 GB 5400 rpm HDD Slimtype DVD A Havit Coolpad 
OSMonitorKeyboardPower
Windows 10 Pro x64 1366x768 60Hz Acer Acer Battery 
CaseMouse
Acer E5-575G A4Tech G11-570FX 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i7 2760QM 3.5 GHz Sony HM65 NVIDIA GeForce GT 540 8 GB (2x4 GB DDR3) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
640 GB 7200 rpm Blu-ray Disc™ Drive with DVD SuperMulti Sony Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Sony 16.4" FHD Sony Backlit Sony Sony VPCF235HG 
MouseAudio
Sony Trackpad Stereo Speakers 
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