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My existing Build has 2 * 4GB RAM G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)

Processor : i5-4690

Motherboard : ASRock H97M Pro4

Currently my memory run's in Dual Channel mode. Am planning to upgrade my memory with 2 * 8GB. G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB)

Now my question is, After upgrading will system work in Dual Channel mode. Since memory is like 2 * 4GB + 2 * 8GB

Also is it advisable to upgrade the RAM with same manufacturer. Currently my 2 * 4GB is from G SKILL is it advisable to buy 2 * 8GB from Corsair.

  • Mixing different manufacturers is generally okay. My laptop shipped with Super Talent memory; adding G.SKILL memory did not cause any problems. – bwDraco Jan 26 '16 at 5:39
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You will still have an equal amount of memory on each channel, so the motherboard should remain in dual channel mode. Just put the new memory in the open slots.

Matching RAM manufacturers doesn't make any difference. There's nothing special that all RAM from Corsair has in common. Just make sure all your RAM can run at the same voltage and remember that you'll be limited to the speed of the slowest RAM stick.

  • What do you mean by you'll be limited to the speed of the slowest RAM stick. – Pரதீப் Jan 26 '16 at 5:42
  • @VR46 Exactly that. If you have a stick of 1066MHz and a stick of 1333MHz, they'll both match to run at the speed of the slower one, in this case, 1066. – Jonno Jan 26 '16 at 6:01
  • I get that now. All my modules are of 1600mhz – Pரதீப் Jan 26 '16 at 6:03

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