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I have a 4 DIMM slot Dell motherboard and I currently have 2x1 gig running in dual channel. If I was to add more RAM to it, do i need to buy the same RAM as the existing RAMs to run the two new o… Read More
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9y, 8m agoPosted 9 years, 8 months ago
I have a 4 DIMM slot Dell motherboard and I currently have 2x1 gig running in dual channel.

If I was to add more RAM to it, do i need to buy the same RAM as the existing RAMs to run the two new ones in dual channel along with the existing ones?

or can I buy say 2x 1gig of corstair RAM and run them in dual channel as well?

I guess what am trying to say is, does all 4 have to be identical or just 2 sets of identical RAMs.

Thanks guys!
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9y, 8m agoPosted 9 years, 8 months ago
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#1
As long as they are compatible the two sets don't have to be the same brand.
#2
Make sure the new ram you buy is of the same speed or it will slow down the existing set.
banned#3
Check to make sure they are not 2xDDR and 2xDDR2 slots, else like Tatey says you may get a problem. Like slower speed, or only seeing one lot of memory.
#4
Dont have to be identical, go to crucial.com/uk you have have your memory checked there

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