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    i was wondering if i can use a 4 gb stick and a 2gb stick in a laptop from the same manufacture is it possible
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    Default Re: ram stick size

    Manufactuer isn't the issue, that would be the IC's used in the sticks.
    Corsair for example uses several different IC's in their sticks and even though it may be of the same stick model, the version is what tells you what IC's are in it with many not being compatable with others.
    Best bet would be to get an identical pair right down to the version regardless of who makes it.

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    Default Re: ram stick size

    Quote Originally Posted by aryan51 View Post
    i was wondering if i can use a 4 gb stick and a 2gb stick in a laptop from the same manufacture is it possible
    It might work, but getting a matched pair of sticks is best.

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    Default Re: ram stick size

    Quote Originally Posted by aryan51 View Post
    i was wondering if i can use a 4 gb stick and a 2gb stick in a laptop from the same manufacture is it possible
    It depends on the laptop as well. Some can mix and match just fine because it's basically single-channel and just uses all available capacity as long as both sticks are readily recognizable by the system. Others use a system just like desktops where in order to use the ram at full speed they need to be matched sets for best results just like traditional multi-channel ram.

    In other words, there's not a simple easy answer. One thing is for sure that you're not going to mess anything up by trying and that's exactly what I'd do. Run a memory benchmark, try different combinations, re-bench, etc. to see if it's losing bandwidth or frequency. Unfortunately, without researching the specific model of laptop's architecture, that's the only real way to know. Speaking of which, if you provide the laptop model I may be able to find a more accurate answer for you.

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    Default Re: ram stick size

    The other issue is are you running a 64bit system so it will use the additional amount of ram to the fullest amount
    all in all if its the same ram manufacture and same ram ID it should work

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