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DDR3 Ram Increase

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kensinger

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Hi. I have an older computer and I would like to increase the ram. It has a Quad Core AMD Phenom II X4 955be, msi 770-c45, 2x2gb ocz3p1333lvam4gk, and NVIDIA GTS 250 video card. I just put in a WD blue 500GB SATA SSD. I would like to add two 8GB sticks of ram. I am running Linux Mint 20.2 and don't overclock anymore or do any gaming. What brand and which sticks of ram would you recommend. Thank you as always.
 
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kensinger

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Thank you so much EarthDog. I am seeing alot of 1600 Mhz 16GB kits. Do you think my the motherboard and processor would put up a fight using one of these 1600 kits? I saw the msi specificationsas say 1333 Mhz (* 1600 Mhz overclocked).
And is the increase from 1333 to 1600 Mhz worth the hassle when I don't play games? Thanks for your patience with me.
 
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kensinger

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Thanks again EarthDog. I think we are all waiting for prices to get back to normal. I want to build a new system.
Please take care and stay safe. :)
 
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kensinger

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Hi again. I was researching the motherboard and found it's module single size limit may be 4GBs. I'd rather use 2x8GB modules. I worry my cpu cooler may get pretty close with 4x4GB ones. Any suggestions? :(
 
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kensinger

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I'm thinking, it is an old system and it's running with no problems so the easiest thing to do is l just use 2 ram modules. Be it 2x8GB or 2x4GB. Can you recommend a good 2x4GB module set? Thank you as always EarthDog. Keep safe and have a good day. :)