Question Bought The Wrong RAM, What To Do?

nabilur

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When I initially bought my PC around early June I got a 16GB kit of Trident Z Royal 3600Mhz. About a month later I ordered another 16GB from the same shop, however by mistake I ordered a 3200MHz kit. They said they currently only have a 3200Mhz kit in stock so I was wondering if I should replace my 3600Mhz kit? Or keep the 3600Mhz and hope they restock a 3600Mhz kit later?

Specs:
Ryzen 3800X
Gigabyte X570 Aorus Elite WiFi
Zotac RTX 2080 Super AMP EXTREME
Trident Z Royal 32GB - 16GB 3600Mhz and 16GB 3200Mhz
Corsair RM 750x
HP EX900 1TB SSD
 
if 3600MHz is running well with your hardware, get the same kit with 3600MHz

The 3200MHz kit will decrease the performance of your system, but should still run fine

Your two kits will run at 3200MHz then, you can try to overclock the 3200MHz kit to 3600MHz, but it´s not guaranteed that this will work and is stable as well.
 

nabilur

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Currently the store I bought it from doesn't have a 3600Mhz kit available. I'm also curious of how much performance I'm losing from 3200Mhz instead of 3600Mhz
 

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Currently the store I bought it from doesn't have a 3600Mhz kit available. I'm also curious of how much performance I'm losing from 3200Mhz instead of 3600Mhz
Very little but the memory might not even work together the same if you bought another 3600 set just like you have.

Their no guarantee memory that was not sold in a matched set will work when you add more.
 

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Very little but the memory might not even work together the same if you bought another 3600 set just like you have.

Their no guarantee memory that was not sold in a matched set will work when you add more.
So wait, even if I get the same Trident Z Royal 3600Mhz RAM it might not work with my current RAM? I've never heard of that happening
 

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