Question Asrock B450M Steel Legend Ram question

mrlawton81

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Hello all

I'm trying to put together a pc build, and I know I want a Ryzen 5 2600, the Asrock B450M Steel Legend and 8 gigs of ram.

The problem is that on their site they don't list any options to actually end up with 8 gigs of ram! There's a lot I don't know about all of this, but I gather that you get performance boosts from using two dimms instead of 1, but can this mb use a single stick of 8? Specifically I was looking at this.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820233821&ignorebbr=1

I know it's not ideal, but this is the type of thing I plan to upgrade to better stuff a little later on. I'm not necessarily looking for optimum performance so much as basic viability opinions. Will this single stick work here?
 

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Dark Lord of Tech

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It's possible yes , but will it. Maybe, maybe not. Ryzen is picky when it comes to memory compatibility. I see some sets work on certain B450 boards for example and not others. LPX does tend to run good on the Ryzen platform.
 

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It's possible yes , but will it. Maybe, maybe not. Ryzen is picky when it comes to memory compatibility. I see some sets work on certain B450 boards for example and not others. LPX does tend to run good on the Ryzen platform.
And is there a reason Asrock doesn't list ANY single stick configurations on their site for this particular board? Like, is it only possible to use dual channel setups on this one?
 

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Because memory performance is faster when sold as a set. Also , manufactures test mainly sets because that is how they are purchased almost all the time. Note: adding memory in the future can be hit and miss even if identical.
 

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Because memory performance is faster when sold as a set. Also , manufactures test mainly sets because that is how they are purchased almost all the time. Note: adding memory in the future can be hit and miss even if identical.
I see. I didn't know they only list in sets.

I don't plan on purchasing a second stick of what I listed. I'm just trying to figure out if one stick of what I linked is a viable stop gap measure until I can afford better. I have a very nicely priced configuration that works for my budget IF that particular ram will work for now.
 
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Dark Lord of Tech

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Also , most go above 2666mhz. as Ryzen benefits from quicker memory modules. I always use sets , even on Ryzen builds , but only have done 4 so far. More too come as I am waiting for 3rd Gen to build myself an AMD setup.
 

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