Can i install 2 2400mhz ram with 1 2666mhz ram on my gigabyte B360M D3H motherboard?

SageNaruto

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Hello All,

So here is my concern, I am planning to install 2 X 2400mhz ram on my gigabyte B360M D3H motherboard but i do have 1 ram stick f 8gb (2666 mhz) installed already.

My concerns is should i go ahead and install 2400mhz ram on separate dual channel or should i install only 2666mhz ram.

Please Advise or suggest!

Thanks in Advance
 

The Paladin

Glorious
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google search provided me with your motherboard manufacturer web site: ref: https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B360M-D3H-rev-10#kf
on there I can see;

4 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 GB of system memory Dual channel memory architecture
Support for DDR4 2666/2400/2133 MHz memory modules
To support 2666 MHz or XMP memory, you must install an 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5 processor.
this last bit is important, you failed to mention your CPU, but this last bit indicates if you have a 6th gen cpu on this you will only run at 2400 MHZ.

looking into the web page where the manual can be found ; https://www.gigabyte.com/Motherboard/B360M-D3H-rev-10#support-manual
looking at the user manual: http://download.gigabyte.us/FileList/Manual/mb_manual_b360m-d3h(gsm)_1002_e.pdf on page 10;
So with all this information what you could/should do is take the single sitck out.
use the paired dual channel ram in channel A slots 1 & 2 on the graphic
then use the single stick in the channel B in slot 4

this will put your dual channel in priority and use the single channel if it need more.
 

SageNaruto

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I have install Intel 8th generation i5-8500 CPU on my gigabyte B360M D3H motherboard with 2666mhz ram.

Now should i go for 1 stick 2666mhz or can i go for dual channel?

Will it ignore my 2666mhz ram ?
 

The Paladin

Glorious
Herald
the gigabyte B360 D3H board has the following specifications and according to what I see I would get a second 2666 stick IF, and I repeat IF your current stick s a DUAL channel chip (which it is not likely) so my question is, what is the make and model of that chip stick of ram you have ?;

4 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 GB of system memory
Dual channel memory architecture
Support for DDR4 2666/2400/2133 MHz memory modules
Support for non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules
Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules
* To support 2666 MHz or XMP memory, you must install an 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7/i5 processor.
 

The Paladin

Glorious
Herald
can you look and provide the model # of your ram stick ? Hyperx is a model, but there are TONS of Hyperx ram of various types (single and dual channel alike) you can only tell them apart if you provide the number on the ram stick
 

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