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Need Help Ugrading RAM

So I already have a 2 x 4gb kit of Crucial Ballistix ram dual channel kit. My question is, can I buy another dual channel kit, another 2 x 4gb kit, for a total of 16gb of ram and stand any chance of it working? So combine 2 dual channel kits basically. I have read a ton of differing opinions. Some say absolutly wont, some say it might, some say who knows. I am willing to buy a used kit and giving it a chance if it has even a little bit of a chance of working. I had a 2 x8gb kit but it went bad. And i had the 2 x 4gb handy/ So my other option is buying another 2x 8gb kit new for basically double the used 2 x 4gb kit sets. Let me know your thoughts, thanks folks! 

 

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MSI X99S SLI Plus w/ i7 5820k 

16 gb (4x4GB) Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400

ASUS Radeon RX 580 8GB

Evga 750w Bronze

550LC Aseteck AIO Single Rad

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In all likelyhood it will work just fine. Buy the same speed rather than lower. Both kits will run at the slower speed of the two. Ive never had a problem with mixing brand,speed, or size.

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it should work, as long as the board has 4 working slots. You can even get quad channel working.

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If you are buying another of the same kit than yes it will most likely work, but if they are different brands, you just have to test it out

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Ya i am shooting for exact same brand, size and timing.

MSI X99S SLI Plus w/ i7 5820k 

16 gb (4x4GB) Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400

ASUS Radeon RX 580 8GB

Evga 750w Bronze

550LC Aseteck AIO Single Rad

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They will work, even if they are different brands, different speeds, different timings and different capacities. The only requirement is that your system run them at the same speed/timings. 

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Awesome, thanks. I kind of figured they would work but I wanted to ask before I dropped the money and it had no chance of working or something. I mean its only $50 but $50 is $50 for an expensive paperweight haha.

MSI X99S SLI Plus w/ i7 5820k 

16 gb (4x4GB) Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400

ASUS Radeon RX 580 8GB

Evga 750w Bronze

550LC Aseteck AIO Single Rad

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So again, you all are awesome!!

MSI X99S SLI Plus w/ i7 5820k 

16 gb (4x4GB) Crucial Ballistix Sport DDR4 2400

ASUS Radeon RX 580 8GB

Evga 750w Bronze

550LC Aseteck AIO Single Rad

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if you have the slot prolly okay but if you use different spec of ram all ram will run same with slowest stick 

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