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Seeing that ram is dirt cheap right now....well cheaper than when I built my computer, I'm thinking about dropping another 4 GB into my current computer.

Is there any downside to doing this.

Would using all four ram slots change anything. (I'm still a little confused on Dual-Channel. Seems Like there was an issue with this in the past.)

I plan on buying the same ram that is in there now. Same brand, part number...etc..

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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post #2 of 6
Can hinder overclocks sometimes,plus do you need more,4gb is plenty for gaming etc,if you use multiple adobe programs or video editing then you will see a difference,but for regular gaming etc i'd put the money towards extra gpu instead.
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Seeing that ram is dirt cheap right now....well cheaper than when I built my computer, I'm thinking about dropping another 4 GB into my current computer.

Is there any downside to doing this.

Would using all four ram slots change anything. (I'm still a little confused on Dual-Channel. Seems Like there was an issue with this in the past.)

I plan on buying the same ram that is in there now. Same brand, part number...etc..

Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Sometimes with older boards, all 4 slots full can cause stability issues. You may want to see if there is a BIOS update for your board and see what that addresses (if it fixes any RAM issues related to having all 4 slots full).
post #4 of 6
Exactly, it depends on if you need that much RAM by the applications you are running on your rig. If you are jusrt gaming then stay at 4Gb and you will be fine. You should also already be running dual channel if you have 2x2GB sticks. Like stated before filling all 4 slots will affect OC capabilities
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So if I wanted to upgrade it would be better to go with 4GB x2 than 2GB X 4. Correct.
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post #6 of 6
With C2 revision, you won't be able to get any higher than 1450Mhz with 4 DIMMs.
Here is a good 2x4GB kit. Only $88 + free flash drive.
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