(Solved) - RAM(15 posts)
4GB to 4GB makes no sense here, thought you were upgrading to 8 GB.
Speed of ram is governed by the motherboard, so stick with what you have at the moment.
8GB ram operationally will make a considerable difference.
Stick a few bucks in the teapot to finance the upgrade later.
There are four slots on that motherboard. If he has 2 x 2GB sticks he should be able to add 2 x 2GB sticks in the empty slots to get a total of 8GB. The max for the MB is 16GB. As long as both sticks match for each set it should be ok.
That would certainly depend on what one was running. But, back to the OP's question. My answer would be yes you an add those particular 2 sticks of 2GB memory to that configuration without problem.
@whs and vistamike,
What I meant was that I didn't want to buy a 8GB of RAM (giving a total of 12GB of RAM), I just want to buy another 4GB so that I have a total of 8GB.
Reason I want to upgrade to 8GB is because I'm going to be running a few virtual machines and I need more RAM.
Would I have to worry about timings?
For Virtual Machines, it makes sense to have more RAM. Although I run Virtual Box with Windows 7 and Ubuntu on a 4GB system without any problems. But I run only one virtual machine at a time together with the host Win7.
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