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2 Memory Stick = 1600mhz, 4 Memory Sticks Downgrade to 1066mhz?

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i have a 8gb 1600mhz (2x 4gb) memory, my friend said if i add another pair, my memory freq will drop down to 1066mhz due to limitation, is that true? thinking about getting another pair to 16gb total
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Maybe he means that your board cannot run 1600mhz stable with 16gb, however if you can't get 1600mhz stable try upping dram voltage or just downclocking to 1333mhz.

I'm not quite sure what you mean, apart from stability there should be no limitations.
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only if the new kit is 1066MHz. if you pair a new kit of 1600MHz both kits will work at that speed.
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Are you doing graphics rendering? If your not then you will (more than likely) never use anymore than 8GB.
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