Question Adding more RAM to my motherboard?

playstation1868

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So, I currently have an ASUS ROG Crosshair Hero VIII WIFI MotherBoard and I have 16GB of 3600MHZ RAM installed in slots 2 and 4. Duel channel I believe. I have two loose RAM dimms. A "sorta" old set of 2400MHZ RAM. 2 sticks of 8GB (they are the same brand and are compatible with each other). If I were to just shove those into slots 1 and 3...would they, for one thing, even work? Like would that RAM actually do anything? I know its slow by today's standards but...more is more right? Would there be ANY tangible performance bump, assuming I hit my PC with a process that needs 32GB of RAM? How would that even work? It is just something I have always wanted to know about and I would hate to leave it go to waste if it can at least be IN my PC doing SOMETHING, however insignificant. Maybe I can overclock it? Thank you! Just a fun experiment!
 

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16gb is still enough memory for today's standards. You won't need more than that unless you are doing intensive video editing or something similar. For gaming is more than enough.
Because that kit is rated at 2400mhz, I doubt that it supports XMP, so it will run always at that frequency. The problem in mixing kits with different speedsis that the motherboard will automatically downclock at the lowest used one. Because you have a Ryzen 3rd gen (which really takes advantage of high speed ram), you will actually experience performance drops.
RAM is probably the last component to die in a computer, so you can still sell the two 8gb 2400mhz stick fora decent price. You can either sell them now or wait for the prices to increase again.
 
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16gb is still enough memory for today's standards. You won't need more than that unless you are doing intensive video editing or something similar. For gaming is more than enough.
Because that kit is rated at 2400mhz, I doubt that it supports XMP, so it will run always at that frequency. The problem in mixing kits with different speedsis that the motherboard will automatically downclock at the lowest used one. Because you have a Ryzen 3rd gen (which really takes advantage of high speed ram), you will actually experience performance drops.
RAM is probably the last component to die in a computer, so you can still sell the two 8gb 2400mhz stick fora decent price. You can either sell them now or wait for the prices to increase again.
Very interesting! Thank you I did not know that the MB would automatically down clock in that way! Perhaps a sale would be a great idea! I'll look into that. I though it was a long shot lol.
 

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