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I want to upgrade my RAM to 12GB or 16GB.

Windows 7 64-bit, mainly used for programming, gaming, 3D modelling/rendering, image editing.

Link to the memory module I want to buy: LINK

On the page is says it is 'Guaranteed-compatible with the ASUS N53Jq'

What I currently have installed is:

2x2GB
each memory is PC3-10700(667MHz), 2048MBytes @1.5V
Slot#1: 2GB 
Slot#2: empty
Slot#3: 2GB
Slot#4: empty

I want to add:

*2x4GB*: DDR3 PC3-10600 SODIMM - DDR3-1333 @1.35V 
So the setting will be 
Slot#1: 2GB 
Slot#2: 4GB
Slot#3: 2GB
Slot#4: 4GB

OR

*4x4GB*: DDR3 PC3-10600 SODIMM - DDR3-1333 @1.35V 
So the setting will be
Slot#1: 4GB 
Slot#2: 4GB
Slot#3: 4GB
Slot#4: 4GB

Can someone please tell me if the memory I want to add is OK?

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From what you have listed as options, go with the last option.

Mixing memory from different manufacturers, speeds, and latencies is possible, it has been known to cause problems.

Also, you definitely do not want to mix voltages, that will definitely cause issues.

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Thank you for the voltage advise, did not know that would matter. Well that means I am getting the 4x4GB. –  F4LLCON Jan 27 '13 at 16:34
    
I bought 4x4GB crucial recommended for my laptop for €91. Will arrive within 5-6 working days :D –  F4LLCON Jan 27 '13 at 17:55

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