|At the moment, I have two 4GB sticks of ADATA DDR3 RAM installed in my machine. My motherboard has four DIMM slots, with two being taken up by my current RAM. I'm getting to the point where I'm considering replacing my current RAM, but I'm not going to do it all at once.|
So, my question is- is it possible for me to go buy a different brand of RAM, for example, a 4GB stick of G.SKILL Ripjaws or Corsair Vengeance and install it in one of the empty slots until I replace the other sticks as well?
The only experience I've had with this was swapping around old DDR1 sticks in a few old systems. Sometimes, mixing brands seemed to work, and other times it failed to POST with a series of error beeps. I don't know if any of this applies to DDR3, though.
My system specifications are in my signature for reference. Feel free to let me know if you need anything else.
Thank you in advance for your help!
MSI B75MA-P45 Motherboard
Intel Core i3-2100 3.10GHz
8GB DDR3 1333MHz RAM
SAPPHIRE AMD Radeon HD 5770 Vapor-X
Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD (Windows 7 Ultimate)
Toshiba 2TB HDD