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Gigabyte GA EX58-UD5 How do I upgrade Ram from 12 to 24?

Windows 7  64 bit
i 7-860 2.8 ghz
12 gig ram  G skill F3-8500cl7s rip jaw
Gigabyte GA EX58-UD5

I believe I have 4GB in 3 areas on the MB and I want to add 12 more GB. Does it matter which slots I add them to? Should I put them in the slots next to where I already have the memory?

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artismobileAuthor Commented:
I would like to stick with the G skill memory.  It works well with this computer. I know when I built the computer, this forum told me to arrange the memory in certain slots for the best configuration. I would like to know when I add 12 more GB in 4 GB sticks, does it matter where I put them?
I think you have three sticks of memory set on same color slots, if you buy a three memory sticks package you just use the other three slots.
If the specs of the new memory matches the specs of the memory you already have you shouldn't have any problems. By specs I mean memory timings; CAS, RAS, Speed,Trc, etc.
The idea of setting the memory on same color slots is to use the 3 channel memory address, for this to work the memory sticks have to have matching specs.
So the direct answer to your question should be NO, as long as you use the same specs memory.
Worst case scenario; the memory won't work on three channel and the system will slow down a little.
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