Question Different dual ram size kits on a 4 DIMM motherboard?

May 7, 2020
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I have a MSI B350 Tomahawk motherboard, that has 4 DIMM slots. Currently installed is a Cosair Vengeance RGB Pro 16GB (2 x 8GB) @ 2666MHz

If I were to install the same brand/speed, but a different size (32GB) would this still work. So I would to install a CORSAIR Vengeance RGB Pro 32GB (2 x 16GB) @ 2666MHz.

Same specs, just larger ram size. Hope this could work on separate dual memory channels :)


Thanks for the help!
 

Gam3r01

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It might, or it might not.
Mixing RAM is iffy, the closer the specs the better but its never certain.
I personally would go with a single kit of two sticks. You dont stand to lose anything by trying, but a single kit would give better results.
 
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May 7, 2020
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It might, or it might not.
Mixing RAM is iffy, the closer the specs the better but its never certain.
I personally would go with a single kit of two sticks. You dont stand to lose anything by trying, but a single kit would give better results.
Interesting, thanks for the fast response. But if I were to mix in the same exact kit, a 16GB (2x8GB), I should have no problems... or atleast less problems?
 
ddr4 seems to be quite fickle. If you don't have matched sets, you're taking chances. Seems like the only guarantee is with a whole set. I know--what a waste, but you can at least sell your set to recoup some money.
 

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