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#1 leontech

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 07:17 PM

Hi there,

 

If I have 4 slots in my MB and right now I have 2x4 DDR from Crucial

my question is can is it good to run 2x8 DDR3/4? or only DDR?

and also if I need to fill all my slots for example 4x4? or 4x8 is it possible?

 

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Posted 28 October 2016 - 07:21 PM

Your MB specs dictate the usable ram, also major ram manufacturers have pages to advise which of their will work with your board. 


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Posted 28 October 2016 - 07:23 PM

My MB is this: GigaByte Z97-HD3

 

What do you think? how should I approach this?



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Posted 28 October 2016 - 07:59 PM

According to the specs you could use up to 32 gigs,you need to decide on what you really need.  Once you set your sights then go to an major ram maker and put in the make and model they will tell you what works!


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Posted 29 October 2016 - 04:47 AM

From Gigabyte website for your board:-

1.4 x DDR3 DIMM sockets supporting up to 32 GB of system memory
* Due to a Windows 32-bit operating system limitation, when more than 4 GB of physical memory is installed, the actual memory size displayed will be less than the size of the physical memory installed.
2.Dual channel memory architecture
3.Support for DDR3 3100(O.C.) / 3000(O.C.) / 2933(O.C.) / 2800(O.C.) / 2666(O.C.) / 2600(O.C.) / 2500(O.C.) / 2400(O.C.) / 2200(O.C.) / 2133(O.C.) / 2000(O.C.) / 1866(O.C.) / 1800(O.C.) / 1600 / 1333 MHz memory modules
4.Support for non-ECC memory modules
5.Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules


So DDR3 memory only, up to 32GB total.

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 09:55 AM

I have been looking for some Memory parts and I couldn't find DDR3 ones that has 4x8 - So I will have to buy 2x8 - 2 quantity? 

 

For example this one: G.Skill RipjawsX 2x8GB DDR3 1600Mhz CL9 Kit - x2



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Posted 29 October 2016 - 10:25 AM

You have posted that you have 2 x 4GB of RAM installed.  Unless you are doing something like video editing or some other resource hungry application 8GB should be ample.  In fact, if you aren't running any resource hungry applications you probably will not notice any great difference in performance.

 

Please do the following so we will know what is currently installed. 

 

Please download and install Speccy to provide us with information about your computer.  Clicking on this link will automatically initiate the download.

The one piece of information the Speccy will not provide is the make and model of your PSU.  If you know what it is please post this along with the Speccy link which will be generated.

When Speccy opens you will see a screen similar to the one below.

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Click on File which is outlined in red in the screen above, and then click on Publish Snapshot.
 
The following screen will appear, click on Yes.
 
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The following screen will appear, click on Copy to Clipboard.
 
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In your next post right click inside the Reply to Topic box, then click on Paste.  This will load a link to the Speccy log.


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Posted 29 October 2016 - 11:33 AM

Hi there @dc3

 

There you go: http://speccy.piriform.com/results/N00xTYWzF6Q1LfAmZq0hoZA

 

Also there is more info from another software: (Link: https://ssl-proxy-updated.herokuapp.com/bd4d3fd3e6e47d70b599f4d6e0d0276f1c829341/687474703a2f2f6374726c61727464657369676e732e636f6d2f696d616765732f737065632e6a7067/)

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Posted 29 October 2016 - 12:05 PM

Newegg has these modules for $27.19 each with free shipping.


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Posted 29 October 2016 - 03:32 PM

Thanks bro!



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Posted 29 October 2016 - 03:39 PM

Note if you are shooting for 16, two 8g sticks preform better than four 4g sticks!


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Posted 30 October 2016 - 10:28 AM

Note if you are shooting for 16, two 8g sticks preform better than four 4g sticks!

The larger modules may be easier on the memory controller, but smaller modules will have tighter timings.  But the difference is so negligible that you probably will not notice a difference.  

 

I went to the trouble of finding matched pairs to what they have installed so that they could save some money.


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Posted 31 October 2016 - 03:40 AM

Hey guys, Tell me please, since I have 2 Crucial Technology | 4GB - can I have the other 2 to be 2x8 DDR3 ? different manufacturer?

or I can't and I have to change all to 4 new memories. And if yes what models should I choose? 



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Posted 31 October 2016 - 03:56 AM

"Hey guys, Tell me please, since I have 2 Crucial Technology | 4GB - can I have the other 2 to be 2x8 DDR3 ? different manufacturer?"

Sometimes this will work, & sometimes not. You would have to try it with your particular combination in your motherboard to find out. It is always best to have all modules identical, but sometimes a mixed setup will work OK.

If you are buying new RAM I would assume that a mixed setup will not work.

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Posted 31 October 2016 - 04:04 AM

I just think, not to disrespect "Crucial Technology" - I never heard about them till I checked up my setup.

And Also I rather buy new ones






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