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is 12GB of RAM gonna work?

for your purposes replacing one with the 8GB stick would actually slow you down.

the APU is heavily depending on Ram speeds not on Ram size so having unequal ram modules prevents you from using dual channel and gaining band width.

what you want to do is get faster Ram and if you can also some more of it but generally this will not do much you are better off getting a faster CPU/GPU.

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Hi guys, I need some tips or help. I have an MSI A68HM-P33 V2 motherboard and I think it supports up-to 32GB of RAM. Now, I currently have 2x4GB 1600mhz of RAM installed and wanted to buy an 8GB 1600mhz since I am using an AMD A8-7600 which is an APU so I kinda have the impression that RAM would boost the performance a little. Question is, would it work if I remove the other 4GB stick and replace it with an 8GB? I'm still kinda new to building PC(s) so I'm consulting for some help/tips. Thanks in advance BTW!

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You'll get the extra capacity but you'll actually be losing performance as 3 sticks would result in them running in single channel effectively cutting your bandwidth in half.


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for your purposes replacing one with the 8GB stick would actually slow you down.

the APU is heavily depending on Ram speeds not on Ram size so having unequal ram modules prevents you from using dual channel and gaining band width.

what you want to do is get faster Ram and if you can also some more of it but generally this will not do much you are better off getting a faster CPU/GPU.

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