Question Can I add this RAM to my PC?

Anonymous72

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CPU: Intel Core i5-10400F - Core i5 10th Gen Comet Lake 6-Core 2.9 GHz LGA 1200 65W Desktop Processor
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
Mother board: MSI MAG B460 TORPEDO LGA 1200 Intel B460 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard
RAM: G.SKILL Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - Mid Tower Computer Case with High Airflow

Hello! I want to add a 16GB RAM(G.SKILL Aegis 16GB DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16S-16GIS) stick to my PC I wanted to know if it would work?
 

kanewolf

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SPECS:
CPU: Intel Core i5-10400F - Core i5 10th Gen Comet Lake 6-Core 2.9 GHz LGA 1200 65W Desktop Processor
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060
Mother board: MSI MAG B460 TORPEDO LGA 1200 Intel B460 SATA 6Gb/s ATX Intel Motherboard
RAM: G.SKILL Aegis 16GB (2 x 8GB) 288-Pin PC RAM DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600)
Case: Cooler Master HAF 912 - Mid Tower Computer Case with High Airflow

Hello! I want to add a 16GB RAM(G.SKILL Aegis 16GB DDR4 3200 (PC4 25600) Intel XMP 2.0 Desktop Memory Model F4-3200C16S-16GIS) stick to my PC I wanted to know if it would work?
Unknown. Mix and match RAM is a gamble. It might boot, it might not. You might get intermittent blue screens.
If you want 32GB RAM, then the best bet is to buy a matched set of two 16GB DIMMs and sell your existing RAM. Matched sets are guaranteed to work as a set by the manufacturer. Anything else, you are on your own for compatibility.
Why do you believe you need more than 16GB RAM ?
 

Anonymous72

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Unknown. Mix and match RAM is a gamble. It might boot, it might not. You might get intermittent blue screens.
If you want 32GB RAM, then the best bet is to buy a matched set of two 16GB DIMMs and sell your existing RAM. Matched sets are guaranteed to work as a set by the manufacturer. Anything else, you are on your own for compatibility.
Why do you believe you need more than 16GB RAM ?
Thanks for the quick answer, I am not sure I feel like I want to upgrade my PC more than what I have. But if more than 16GB is not needed I might just keep the 16GB
 

geofelt

Titan
To answer your question, yes, it is likely to work.
But, not certain.
If you can easily return the extra ram, test it with memtest.

Extra ram is never bad, assuming it works properly.
Windows uses extra ram to store unused code in anticipation of fast reuse.

To see if you are now short on ram, go to task manager/resource monitor/memory tab and look at the hard fault page rate when the system is being heavily used.
If you see a hard fault rate anything north of zero, you can use extra ram.
 

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