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2 years ago#11
8GB (2 x 4GB DIMMs)

Question:- If in future I needed more RAM would it be alright to swap one of those 4GB DIMMs for an 8GB DIMM (of the same make, with the same timings)? My motherboard only has two memory slots.
2 years ago#12
maybecalls posted...
8GB (2 x 4GB DIMMs)

Question:- If in future I needed more RAM would it be alright to swap one of those 4GB DIMMs for an 8GB DIMM (of the same make, with the same timings)? My motherboard only has two memory slots.


It should be, yes. That's how computer manufacturers include 6 GB of RAM in dual-channel mode (though with a 2 and 4 instead of 4 and 8).

That said, you shouldn't need more than 8.
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2 years ago#13
32Gb, would have gone for 64Gb but the board doesn't support it.
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2 years ago#14
Enigma149 posted...
That's how computer manufacturers include 6 GB of RAM in dual-channel mode (though with a 2 and 4 instead of 4 and 8).


That's not how it works...

Edit: You can have a 4GB stick and a 2 GB stick (or a 4GB and an 8 GB), but it won't be in dual channel. Highly doubt you would really notice a difference, either way, though.
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2 years ago#15
I have 16 GB
2 years ago#16
756 MB but I don't use this for gaming just for internet
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2 years ago#17
maybecalls posted...
8GB (2 x 4GB DIMMs)

Question:- If in future I needed more RAM would it be alright to swap one of those 4GB DIMMs for an 8GB DIMM (of the same make, with the same timings)? My motherboard only has two memory slots.


Depends on if your motherboard supports 8GB modules, check the compatibility.
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2 years ago#18
8 GB. Any more than 16 GB just seems like a waste at the moment. Hell, even 16 GB is pretty damn high.
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2 years ago#19
Yeah, it supports up to 16GB, but only has two DIMM sockets. My quick 'research' into single versus dual channel RAM also suggests that it doesn't make much difference for gaming with an Intel CPU. Now I just have to wait and see if I ever need more RAM, and if the prices come down to a reasonable level agin.
2 years ago#20
16 here
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