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    Samsung Corsair mixed ram

    Hi... again

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    I've just installed HWinfo and found that the 16GB of ram on my G74sx DH71 is

    3x Samsung 4GB DDR3 PC3 10600-1333MHz (p.n. M471B5273CH0-CH9)
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    1x Corsair 4GB DDR3 PC3 10600-1333MHz (cmso4gx3m1a1333c9)
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    Now my question is. Seeing that the Corsair has three channels/frequency and the Samsung has four. Will this be effecting the laptop i.e throwing it out of balance. For about NZ$40 I can get another Samsung 4GB ram chip. Is it worth doing or is there nothing to worry about.


    P.S The Laptop was purchased with 16GB and came in a sealed box.

    Regards

    Cy

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    Those are just the pre-programmed SPD settings in the RAM chips, which are selectable with a proper BIOS in a machine. The G74 has a completely un-configurable BIOS so you can't select any SPD settings from any RAM. It just looks for the 667MHz 9-9-9-24 setting, and that is that. Your four sticks are all identical, as far as the G74's BIOS is concerned, so theres no need to switch, unless you've been experiencing wierd lockups/reboots?
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    Cheers, thought I was ok. thanks for the reply

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