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RAM

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by zapgod, 3 Sep 2010.

  1. zapgod

    Gangster

    Joined: 17 Feb 2009

    Posts: 261

    i have 6 gb ddr3 C7 1600MHZ corsair ram if i wanted to add another 6gb of ram, would i need the same model and the same make?
     
  2. cmndr_andi

    Capodecina

    Joined: 23 Apr 2009

    Posts: 12,040

    Location: Cheshire

    Ideally, yes. But you usually can get away with RAM of the same speed, voltage and timings.

    Please be aware that using up all RAM slots will mean you will have to re-configure any overclock you currently have in place and may mean you can't hit the previous CPU speed or RAM rated speed due to the extra strain placed on the memory controller.
     
  3. zapgod

    Gangster

    Joined: 17 Feb 2009

    Posts: 261

    yeah i do know that :) i have an i7 920 but i still didnt manage to overclock it im so embarrassed :/

    so i can go with anything that is 1600mhz and is C7?
     
  4. Arcimbaldo

    Hitman

    Joined: 14 Oct 2009

    Posts: 502

    Location: Newport, Shropshire

    As long as they are the same/similar voltages and ram timings then you should be fine.