Solved Ca I add more RAM to my 16 gig pairs? Bus speed not matter.

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August 12, 2016 at 14:15:20
Specs: ubuntu 16.04, Intel i7 16 gigs
I have 16 gigs of RAM in a pair of 8. Because I Virtual Box other operating systems, some (64 Bit) and I record 1080p HD video's I feel I could use another 16 gigs of RAM. It would really be nice to record more than 2 HD videos at once to speed things up.

I do not care about the RAM running in pairs as much as I feel the need for the extra memory. Can I get two more 8 gig sticks in pairs from the same company in all four slot without any issues? Or am I doomed to 16 gigs running in pairs. Like I said I do not care about the extra bus speed. It use to be you could do this but so much of this has changed today. Thanks

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August 12, 2016 at 21:31:24
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Depends on your motherboard.
Since it allows 8GB memory modules in ne slot I assume it can handle 32GB. But check with the MB Manual!

Max memory size for Intel I7 is 64GB

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August 13, 2016 at 05:24:12
We would need to know the make/model of the board & which i7 you're running. Also, you SHOULD care about the RAM running in matched pairs and at the proper bus speed. It DOES matter!

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August 13, 2016 at 16:17:04
ALL above is quite true.
ALSO note that getting the memory from the same company is not enough and may not be as necessary as getting the same speed and Latency (the other numbers) as well as the memory's voltage rating. These other numbers which are listed on the memory itself and on more reputable selling sites can make the difference between memory running well together and not (or not at all).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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