Will 2 different sets of memory work together?

By dartz592
Sep 29, 2009
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  1. I'm thinking about building my own PC and i'm really a newb in this area. So my question is can i buy like 3 of the same chips that add up to 6gb and then like 1 chip that's 2gb and run them together? Thanks in advance
  2. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,264   +215

    Typically its best to run matched sticks, same size, same brand, preferably same batch.

    In practice most of the time you can get away with running different sizes/brands.

    I'd consider just running your 6GB of matched sticks, and then if you think you'd really benefit from that extra 2 gigs then try that later.
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