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Buying a new RAM card.

  • I am having a Dell vostro 14-3468. It came 4gb ram and an Intel core i3 7100u processor. It supports 32gb ram with 2133mhz speed. I am playing GTA V on it but due to less RAM, it lags a lot. So I want to install 16 gb ram stick in the second slot. Also, I don't want to compromise with performance (Dual Channel) Please help me regarding this topic?
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Re: Buying a new RAM card.

Welcome to the Dell Community  @Super098 

You would need to add 2 matching pairs of 8GB for a total of 16GB.

OR:

You would need to add 2 matching pairs of 16GB for a total of 32GB.

What is Dual-Channel Memory???

https://www.crucial.com/usa/en/what-is-dual-channel-memory

Best regards,

U2

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Re: Buying a new RAM card.

I meant if I put a 16 gb stick in my laptop, will it work with that 4 gb one.

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Re: Buying a new RAM card.

@Super098 

It's hard to say when and if mismatched memory will work in a system.

Especially if the manual does not reference that memory configuration???

4GB + 16GB total 20GB

https://www.dell.com/support/manuals/us/en/19/vostro-14-3468-laptop/dell_vostro14_3468/technical-spe...

Then the question becomes "Why"

Just add 2 matched pairs of 8GB and take advantage of the "Dual Memory"

If not install the extra 16GB and let us know if the configuration of 4GB + 16GB works.

Best regards and good luck,

U2

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Re: Buying a new RAM card.

To run your system in dual channel mode I would suggest you install two RAM sticks of 16 GB each.

Your system will not run in dual channel mode if you have a 4 GB and 16 GB stick in your system.

So remove the 4 GB stick from your system and install two 16 GB RAM sticks.

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Re: Buying a new RAM card.

Grand Theft Auto V PC System Requirements:

Minimum System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1
  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz (4 CPUs) / AMD Phenom 9850 Quad-Core Processor (4 CPUs) @ 2.5GHz
  • Memory: 4GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA 9800 GT 1GB / AMD HD 4870 1GB (DX 10, 10.1, 11)
  • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
  • HDD Space: 65GB

Recommended System Requirements:

  • OS: Windows 8.1 64 Bit, Windows 8 64 Bit, Windows 7 64 Bit Service Pack 1
  • Processor: Intel Core i5 3470 @ 3.2GHZ (4 CPUs) / AMD X8 FX-8350 @ 4GHZ (8 CPUs)
  • Memory: 8GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB / AMD HD7870 2GB
  • Sound Card: 100% DirectX 10 compatible
  • HDD Space: 65GB

Again add 2 matched 8GB total 16GB is still twice the recommended requirments.

Regards,

U2

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