Solved RAM Compatibility

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rdmk

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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor, AMD64 Family 21 Model 2 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 6
RAM: 8150 Mb
Graphics Card: Radeon 550 Series, -2048 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 466 GB (230 GB Free); E: 464 GB (98 GB Free);
Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., 970A-DS3P FX
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

So I was digging through some old stuff and found a 4GB RAM stick with the same specifications and voltage as the 8GB RAM I have in my computer and I wanted to know if...

A) The stars have aligned and it's compatible
OR
B) It's going into long-term storage

Going through the info I found it looks like it's possible but I have no actual experience so there's nothing backing my hypothesis but observation and optimism.
Thanks ahead of time to anyone willing to help.

RAM that I found
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231313
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Current RAM
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Motherboard Info
https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/GA-970A-DS3P-FX-rev-21#sp
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flavallee

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Other than both DDR3-1600 modules having a different CAS latency (9-9-9-24 versus 11-11-11-28), I don't see why the 4 GB module won't work.

I doubt though that increasing the amount of RAM from its current 8 GB to 12 GB will make much, if any, difference in speed and snappiness.

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