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Mixing Ram

Good Afternoon Everyone,

 

So i keep finding conflicting info on this one and need some advice.

 

My wife's PC is consistently running out of ram, (she plays 2 instances of EQ2 at once, and keeps tons of chrome tabs and music playing) all at the same time.

 

Originally was 8gbs of DDR3 1600 gskill standard 

 

I cannot get larger amounts of the 1600 standard F3-12800CL9D-4GBNQ but i did get my hands on F3-14900CL9D-8GBXL awhile back which runs at 1866.

 

So running in dual channel i should be able to do 12gb at 1600mhz or 8gb at 1866mhz, Since she was running out of ram at the 8gb i think it would be best to do the 12gb right?

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I would get another 8 gigs, if possible at the same speed and latency... but you could also just downclock it

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1 minute ago, LukeSavenije said:

I would get another 8 gigs, if possible at the same speed and latency... but you could also just downclock it

yeah i cant afford to buy anything just going with what i have around the house right now. She hasnt used this PC since 2015 and i just need it to get her through for now. its an i7-860. She really needs an SSd upgrade before i do anything else.

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Just now, Tizzle128 said:

yeah i cant afford to buy anything just going with what i have around the house right now. She hasnt used this PC since 2015 and i just need it to get her through for now. its an i7-860. She really needs an SSd upgrade before i do anything else.

well, if you already have it, i don't see why not

 

is it a x58 mobo? just out of curiousity

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1 minute ago, LukeSavenije said:

well, if you already have it, i don't see why not

 

is it a x58 mobo? just out of curiousity

Its a Asrock p55de3 MB max of 16gb 4x4gb slots, currently i have it set for the 2gb sticks in slots 1 and 3 and the 4gb sticks in slots 2 and 4 and mb all 4 sticks running at 1600mhz

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