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Posted 07 February 2014 - 12:18 PM

I am replacing my motherboard. My current mobo has 2 RAM slots and I only ended up buying 8gb of RAM. I ordered exact RAM (same make, model, speed, size etc) again as new mobo has 4 slots.

 

I could setup new mobo with 8gb now, format and reinstall everything. However will my comp moan when I add more RAM in a few days when it arrives? Resulting in a format now (after mobo change) and a format then after RAM increase

 

Anyway my question is when installing new RAM will the comp whine and be all weird about things being different, or will it just accept the new RAM and deal with it?

 

New mobo is Asus Z87-Plus, nothing fancy as I am not a gamer, I don't really need anything extreme for what I am doing. The RAM I have now and the one ordered is Corsair 2x4GB so in total 4x4GB, again nothing fancy or extreme.

 

Edit: I don't mind waiting but im impatient and Amazon have been rather sloppy in dispatching the RAM (still in 'Dispatching Now' stage) figured I would get the mobo out of the way, but if another format is required when I do I may as well wait.


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Posted 07 February 2014 - 12:13 PM

I am replacing my motherboard. My current mobo has 2 RAM slots and I only ended up buying 8gb of RAM. I ordered exact RAM (same make, model, speed, size etc) again as new mobo has 4 slots.

 

I could setup new mobo with 8gb now, format and reinstall everything. However will my comp moan when I add more RAM in a few days when it arrives?

 

Anyway my question is when installing new RAM will the comp whine and be all weird about things being different, or will it just accept the new RAM and deal with it?

 

New mobo is Asus Z87-Plus, nothing fancy as I am not a gamer, I don't really need anything extreme for what I am doing. The RAM I have now and the one ordered is Corsair 2x4GB so in total 4x4GB, again nothing fancy or extreme.

 

Edit: I don't mind waiting but im impatient and Amazon have been rather sloppy in dispatching the RAM (still in 'Dispatching Now' stage) figured I would get the mobo out of the way, but if another format is required when I do I may as well wait.


#1Strix_Overflow

Posted 07 February 2014 - 12:11 PM

I am replacing my motherboard. My current mobo has 2 RAM slots and I only ended up buying 8gb of RAM. I ordered exact RAM (same make, model, speed, size etc) again as new mobo has 4 slots.

 

I could setup new mobo with 8gb now, format and reinstall everything. However will my comp moan when I add more RAM in a few days when it arrives?

 

Anyway my question is when installing new RAM will the comp whine and be all weird about things being different, or will it just accept the new RAM and deal with it?

 

New mobo is Asus Z87-Plus, nothing fancy as I am not a gamer, I don't really need anything extreme for what I am doing. The RAM I have now and the one ordered is Corsair 2x4GB so in total 4x4GB, again nothing fancy or extreme.


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