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RAM Noob alert seeking advice. Wanting 16gb 2400mhz

MAOwarrior

50 months ago

Hi guys, my current build is as follows https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/MAOwarrior/saved/#view=yf7MnQ except I am currently in the process of upgrading my processor to a i7 4790k and my gpu to a R9 390x.

Upgrade list = https://uk.pcpartpicker.com/user/MAOwarrior/saved/#view=KghcCJ

I am wanting to upgrade my ram as well but I haven't got a clue what brand is good, whether one a large slot is better than 2 half sized ones ect Cheers for any advice.

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  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Remember, ram sticks go in ram slots, they are all jn one univerdal lengh. Get team, adata, kingston, or g. Skill. Get ddr3 or ddr4, ddr4 is more expensive.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

I think he is confused with PCIe.

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Thats what think too

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

No I was just wondering is it better to have 1 8GB rather than 2 4GB sticks

  • 50 months ago
  • 2 points

Whichever one is cheaper. Remember, one stick, regardless of size, goes in one slot

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  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

My rig isn't just for Gaming, I also use it for video rendering and 3d Modeling. I like the idea of getting a Skylake but that would mean a more expensive motherboard, more expensive DDR4 Ram and a more expensive processor which all added up will cost a lot more.

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  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

He could actually get a skylake mobo with ddr3. There are a couple of mobos out there that use ddr3 ddr3l ram.

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  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

Plus the z170s that can handle both ddr3 and ddr4 are the more expensive ones I believe

  • 50 months ago
  • 1 point

link?

that would involve having either 2 or 4 ram slots for each type (ddr3/4) on the same board. the actual physical contact slots for ddr3/4 are different from each other so that you dont push the wrong type in.

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