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#1 woodythewood

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 10:31 AM

Hi, I think i'm in need of some additional ram and would like some advice if possible on what to do.

 

Do I scrap the ram that's on the mobo already and go for completely new gear or do I beef it up with additional ram and if this is the case do I need identical ram as I already have installed?

 

 

my specs are:

Operating System
Windows 10 Home 64-bit
CPU
Intel Core i7 2600K @ 3.40GHz 57 °C
Sandy Bridge 32nm Technology
RAM
8.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 824MHz (9-9-9-24)
Motherboard
ASUSTeK Computer INC. P8Z68 DELUXE/GEN3 (LGA1155) 28 °C
Graphics
DELL E228WFP (1680x1050@60Hz)
Intel HD Graphics 3000 (ASUStek Computer Inc)
4095MB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 (Gigabyte) 70 °C
ForceWare version: 378.49
SLI Disabled
Storage
298GB Seagate ST3320620AS (SATA) 29 °C
238GB Crucial_CT256MX100SSD1 (SSD) 24 °C
111GB KINGSTON SV300S37A120G (SSD) 23 °C

 

Thanks for looking 

 

Regards

Woody



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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 06:27 PM

According to ASUS this mobo can take 4 RAM sticks to a maximum of 32 GB -

 

https://www.asus.com/Motherboards/P8Z68VGEN3/specifications/

 

You don't say what your RAM confuguration is at the moment, unless I have missed it, but you would only have to scrap it if you have 4x2 GB sticks. If you have 1x8 GB or 2x4 GB then you can simply double this up so long as you make sure that all the RAM sticks have the same specs.

 

When I put a new mobo into my computer last summer I bought 2x4 GB sticks to go with it then realised that the 2x2 GB sticks I had had in the older mobo had exactly the same specs so I now have a computer with 12 GB of RAM in it. The manual for the mobo will tell you which slots to pair up.

 

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Posted 19 February 2017 - 04:41 AM

Hi Chris, thanks for the reply, I should have said I have 2 sticks of 4 GB each. when you say specs do you mean they have to be ddr3 and have the same speed in Mhz ?

 

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Woody



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Posted 19 February 2017 - 05:10 AM

2*4GB DDR3-1600 should go in fine. Just remember that Intel specifies 1.5V max, not 1.65V.



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Posted 19 February 2017 - 05:40 AM

It's not 1.5v max it's 1.5 default



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Posted 19 February 2017 - 10:55 AM

It's 1.5V max, as Intel says higher voltages may damage IMC.



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Posted 19 February 2017 - 05:38 PM

Set up 1.6v more than a few times on the same mainboard. Never caused damage although certainly 1.5v default should be used nominally.






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