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Memory type question

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#1 Ingjr


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Posted 05 December 2012 - 05:24 PM

I have a Cyberpower computer with 8GB of memory. Two 4GB modules in a dual channel configuration. My question is I want to upgrade to 16GB total by adding two more 4GB modules in the remaining open slots. Do the memory modules have to be the same brand? I know they should be the same specs, but do they have to be the same brand? I'd just as soon not have to replace all four modules to get to the 16GB level. TIA from a computer newbie.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:03 PM

As long as the specs are the same the brand doesn't matter.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:19 PM

Hi Ingjr,

Yes as suggestion above they have to be the same brand and type.

For the memory part of it 8GB is more enough on a home/gaming system. Depending on what you using it for 16GB+ is for video/editing,virtualization high end processing applications.

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#4 Ingjr

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:24 PM

Thanks for the fast answers. Just what I needed to know.

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