Question Looking for RAM recommendation for my PC

Aug 16, 2020
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Hello all,

I've seen many articles/benchmarks online showing how well AMD Ryzen 3000 series perform with 3200mhz - 3600mhz DDR4 RAM. I'm currently considering this upgrade, but would like some input first, and maybe some recommendations from people more knowledgeable than myself!

Relevant PC Specs:
Ryzen 9 3900 (non-X)
MSI x570-A Pro
RTX 2080Ti
Currently 2x8gb HyperX Fury DDR4 3000mhz

I'm definitely considering anywhere between 3200mhz - 3600mhz, particularly the G.Skill Trident Z Neo.
My budget is pretty flexible, so basically:
Should I go for 32gb? I intend to continuously upgrade my partin the future.
Should I go for 3200 or 3600?
Should I upgrade at all, or will I see literally zero performance increase despite all the testimonial showing decent performance increases?

Thanks in advance!
 
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If you are buying new ram, you may as well upgrade the capacity too. I would go with 3600 CL16 ram.

PCPartPicker Part List

Memory: G.Skill Trident Z Neo 32 GB (2 x 16 GB) DDR4-3600 CL16 Memory ($168.98 @ Newegg)
Total: $168.98
Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-08-24 09:05 EDT-0400
Thanks for the reply mate, that's actually the exact one I was looking to buy (except I'll be paying in tea and crumpets, not $ :) ).

Do you reckon I'll see a performance increase with this? Obviously after enabling profile in XMP (or AMD equivilent)
 
If you are short of ram for your usage, then, by all means buy a 32gb kit, and you might make it 3600 speed.
Pick a kit from the motherboard supported QVL list.

But... I suspect that you are not short of ram at all.
Look at task manager memory section.
Find the hard fault page rate.
A hard fault happens when windows needs some code and it needs to go to the page file to find it.
Likely, you will see a rate of zero which indicates that your ram capacity is fine and that windows is managing it. A rate of one per second would warrant adding ram.

Do you have a good ssd?
Hard fault page resolution is perhaps 40x faster with a ssd than with a HDD.
 

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If you are short of ram for your usage, then, by all means buy a 32gb kit, and you might make it 3600 speed.
Pick a kit from the motherboard supported QVL list.

But... I suspect that you are not short of ram at all.
Look at task manager memory section.
Find the hard fault page rate.
A hard fault happens when windows needs some code and it needs to go to the page file to find it.
Likely, you will see a rate of zero which indicates that your ram capacity is fine and that windows is managing it. A rate of one per second would warrant adding ram.

Do you have a good ssd?
Hard fault page resolution is perhaps 40x faster with a ssd than with a HDD.
My thing was more of if you are buying a new kit, just go with the higher capacity, as well. Going from one 16gb kit, to another, doesn't really seem like a real upgrade, to me.
 

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