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Can I put new ram in a prebuilt?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

So I have a prebuilt and my friend bought the wrong kind of ram and can’t return it ( I have a ddr3 system) if I were to put his ddr3 ram into my system would it work?

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Just now, KillingTimeBro said:

So I have a prebuilt and my friend bought the wrong kind of ram and can’t return it ( I have a ddr3 system) if I were to put his ddr3 ram into my system would it work?

(Corsair vengeance 2x4 gb)

If your motherboard supports DDR3, yeah. But if it was built anytime recently it's probably DDR4 so it won't work.


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Technically it will work. 

8 gigs would probably chug a bit in some workloads/ gaming. But technically it'll work. 


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Just now, BlueScope819 said:

If your motherboard supports DDR3, yeah. But if it was built anytime recently it's probably DDR4 so it won't work.

I already have 8 gigs so just put it into the other 2 slots?

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Just now, KillingTimeBro said:

I already have 8 gigs so just put it into the other 2 slots?

Yeah, if your motherboard is DDR3.


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5 minutes ago, KillingTimeBro said:

I already have 8 gigs so just put it into the other 2 slots?

What motherboard do you have, and what RAM do you currently have? And what did your friend buy? With more info, we can help you out a lot more.


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