Im getting the MSI B450M motherboard . Is it compatible?This completely depends on what motherboard/CPU you are using. What is your motherboard?
You can't choose between them, you have to choose the one that your motherboard is made for.
in other words, you can't put DDR4 on a DDR3 motherboard, nor can you put DDR3 on a DDR4 motherboard.
Im was just in the middl of building it , luckily I havnt bought the ram yet BUT now I have to spend and extra £30 which is kinda annoyinghttps://www.msi.com/Motherboard/B450M-GAMING-PLUS/Specification
You will need DDR4, you can not put DDR3 onto a DDR4 motherboard. On MSI's website they list the all types of ram your board supports.
Does you PC have any memory right now, or are you still building it?
I should note that pretty much everything released in the last four years requires DDR4 memory. So you never weren't going to spend that extra £30 when building a new PC in 2019. DDR3 is only that cheaper price because it's mostly phased out and there's more of it still floating around than needed.Im was just in the middl of building it , luckily I havnt bought the ram yet BUT now I have to spend and extra £30 which is kinda annoying
Well currently Im going to buy ,Since you're in the middle of parts selection...
What are the rest of the parts for this? And the overall budget?
Thank you! Ive taken a look and Im going to buy it . 1 question though? Where exactly do I put it in?Not to start a different discussion, but your board has a M.2 SSD slot, which is MUCH better and faster than a standard SSD. They don't cost much more for a incredibly higher speed! Kingston makes a decent one for a low price, check it out:
(Sorry for changing the subject)
Not to start a different discussion, but your board has a M.2 SSD slot, which is MUCH better and faster than a standard SSD.
Just be cautious around the speeds of M2 - Whilst it may be on benchmarks, in real life application, it is not. For example (for the most common usage) in gaming, you will see less than 1 second difference in loading of any game. (if that). Especially if the M.2 uses a SATA interface, then there is quite literally no difference between that and a standard 2.5 SSD as you're still limited by a SATA bus.Thank you! Ive taken a look and Im going to buy it . 1 question though? Where exactly do I put it in?
Also if you can, you would likely want to opt for 2 sticks of RAM (from the same pack) to utilise Dual Channel - this is why it may be best going for 2x8GB (16GB) if you plan on using it for gaming, and potentially upgrading in the future.RAM : just 8gb of DDR4 ram
If a standard 2.5 SSD is cheaper or the same price for more storage - do not buy the SSD linked because it is SATA interface, so you basically get no benefit using this M2 over a standard 2.5. If it is the same price, then nothing to lose, but you'll probably find a 2.5 SATA is cheaper (if it's anything like where I am).Thank you! Ive taken a look and Im going to buy it . 1 question though? Where exactly do I put it in?
Sorry but this is not correct. You are not getting better speeds because they are both using the sama data bus - the SATA bus, so they both peak at 550/600 MB/s.Without data having to be transferred by cables, you are getting better speeds for sure!