[SOLVED] 3200Mhz 16gb (8x2) RAM or 24gb (8+16) RAM

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Recently, one of my 8gb RAM died. Now I am confused that should I but the same 8gb RAM keeping the same config as before i.e. 16 gb RAM in total. Or should I buy another 16gb RAM and upgrade my system to have 24 gb RAM in total.
Please suggest what should I do.

I have Asus ROG G512LI.
 
Will my laptop have some issue if I put 8+16gb = 24gb RAM?
Or will 8x2gb = 16gb perform better than 24gb?
It might.
First 8+16 will not run in dual channel mode. It will be either single channel or flex mode.
8+8 will run in dual channel, so better.

But if you're not using ram modules from same kit, this can introduce compatibility issues.

So best option is to get either
8GB+8GB dual channel kit or
16+16GB dual channel kit.
 
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Will my laptop have some issue if I put 8+16gb = 24gb RAM?
Or will 8x2gb = 16gb perform better than 24gb?
It might.
First 8+16 will not run in dual channel mode. It will be either single channel or flex mode.
8+8 will run in dual channel, so better.

But if you're not using ram modules from same kit, this can introduce compatibility issues.

So best option is to get either
8GB+8GB dual channel kit or
16+16GB dual channel kit.
 
Reactions: amesurn
Jul 24, 2022
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It might.
First 8+16 will not run in dual channel mode. It will be either single channel or flex mode.
8+8 will run in dual channel, so better.

But if you're not using ram modules from same kit, this can introduce compatibility issues.

So best option is to get either
8GB+8GB dual channel kit or
16+16GB dual channel kit.
Are you suggesting I buy a whole new kit?
I have to buy only one ram as one 8gb ram is still working. If I get a whole new kit one ram would go to waste.
 

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