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I Have 2 GB ram installed on 2 sticks I want to add another 4GB on 2 sticks so total 6 GB My system can handle up to 16 so im not over doing it.

 

My current RAM is CM3X1024- 1333C9DHX

 

My question is can I add another 4GB on 2 sticks and have them sit between each 1GB sticks? or will I have to sell the 1 GB's?

 

Tried the compatibility thing on the site but I built the rig myself so obvious its not listed.

 

If I am able to just put another 2 X 2GB in which ones would you think? the pc is only used for games and CAD (64bit)

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With 4 modules I would suggest setting the memory frequency at DDR1066 and set the memory Voltage to 1.7-1.90 Volts and set the NB/MCH/SPP Voltage to +.05 Volts as well and test the system with http://www.memtest.org. In addition, with some MB's (Mostly ASUS) you have to disable legacy USB in the bios when running any memory test.
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Thanks for your reply. although i know a lot about computing im not that well up on memory/memory settings. I have a higly clockable set up but leave it well alone. so the setting you just said I dont really understand. I just want to know if I can fit 2 x 2gb + 2 X 1gb I plan on buying more corsair as it is the best for 790i's
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Don't get a 4 stick pack, get a 2 stick pack, e.g. TW3X4G1333C9DHX.

 

In an ideal world I would like more than 4GB so you would not recomend using 4 of the above sticks? for 8gb.

 

I know i dont know much about RAM I did read that more sticks = less performance or I may be getting confused with somthing else. is this why you say use 2 sticks?

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If you want 8 GB, get an 8 GB kit:

CMD8GX3M4A1600C8

CMX8GX3M4A1600C9

CMX8GX3M4A1333C9

 

2 sticks are always better than 4 sticks (less stress on the memory controller), but ultimately when you want a certain amount of memory you'll have to get a 4 stick pack (e.g. the 8 GB packs above).

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I want to go 8GB for my new Win7 64-bit build, but I don't understand why an 8GB kit costs three times as much as a 4GB kit (same timings). This in in the case of XMS3 at newegg - Dominator is what you would expect with twice the memory costing twice as much.

 

Is it feasible to buy two sets of the 4GB or will that not work?

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It was these two sets that triggered the question:

 

CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 $81

CMX8GX3M4A1600C9 $240

 

These are comparable, aren't they? Maybe the 4GB set is just a great deal.

 

I was scratching my head and thinking just the same thing this afternoon.

I just purchased/installed CMX4GX3M2A1600C9 4GB kit on an Asus M4A785td-m EVO, I am considering adding another 4 Gigs. I don't understand why the 8gig kit is 3 times the price of the 4Gig kit? Double maybe, but 3 times :dunno:

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