Old ram + modern motherboard
So this is my old pc ram .

And recently i buyed a new build
i5 8400
gtx 1050ti OC
8 gb ram
motherboard : MSI b360m PRO-VDH

So since i have only 8 gb ram (@)

I was thinking about putting that old ram [elixir m2f2g64cb88g7n-cg] in my new build . will it work ? i want some opinions before touching my **** since im a semi newbie in pcs .

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I would not do this.

The old stick is just 2GB and mixing sticks has been the cause of many hard to diagnose BSODs.

Besides it won't work as the new board takes DDR4 memory and the old is DDR3.

Best to leave the old ram, CPU on the old board and sell it as a set.

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As to the GPU.
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There's a point to this song
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I recall I was at a Comdex show (that dates me!)
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I doubt the old ram will fit in the mobo slot.

Remove the new ram and write down all the numbers.

Shop for a matching stick.

Put the 2 sticks in the proper slots to enable dual the manual.

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