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Question regarding RAM. Please help

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I'm new to PC gaming and had a quick question I'm hoping someone can help me with. If I had one stick of RAM containing 8gb. Could I potentially buy 2 4 gb sticks of the same brand and speed to double the ram? I know the practical thing would be to buy another 8gb stick but I'm curious if would run into any problems having 3 sticks for a total of 16 gb. Any help would be appreciated. Thank You

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It would run in single channel if you did that. 

 

(Don't do it)

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Just get the 8GB stick

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Thanks for the help, I'm going to refrain from that. I do have one more question, if my motherboard specs say this... "Support for DDR4 3200(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2667*/2400/2133 MHz memory modules" Does this mean I cant use 3000 MHz? I see it states 3200, but it doesn't state 3000. This is probably a stupid question, sorry. I'm clueless. Thanks again

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5 minutes ago, Ronald Weezy said:

Thanks for the help, I'm going to refrain from that. I do have one more question, if my motherboard specs say this... "Support for DDR4 3200(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2667*/2400/2133 MHz memory modules" Does this mean I cant use 3000 MHz? I see it states 3200, but it doesn't state 3000. This is probably a stupid question, sorry. I'm clueless. Thanks again

Your fine no worries on that.

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3 hours ago, Ronald Weezy said:

Hello,

 

I'm new to PC gaming and had a quick question I'm hoping someone can help me with. If I had one stick of RAM containing 8gb. Could I potentially buy 2 4 gb sticks of the same brand and speed to double the ram? I know the practical thing would be to buy another 8gb stick but I'm curious if would run into any problems having 3 sticks for a total of 16 gb. Any help would be appreciated. Thank You

While in the long run, yes just buying another 8 gig stick would be the "proper" upgrade.  Someone, please correct me if I'm wrong here, but if you are currently running your system with one 8 Gig stick of RAM, then you're running single channel anyway.  Wouldn't running two 4 Gig sticks allow him to run dual channel, effectively doubling the speed of his RAM?  

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