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Memory compatibility Issue

Apr 2, 2018
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Hello guys,

So, am trying to build a pc( my first time at it), my query is would CORSAIR DESKTOP RAM VENGEANCE LPX SERIES - 8GB (8GBx1) DDR4 2400MHz RED (CMK8GX4M1A2400C16R) stick be compatible with the following setup:

Motherboard: MSI MOTHERBOARD Z370 GAMING PLUS (INTEL SOCKET 1151/8TH GENERATION CORE SERIES CPU/MAX 64GB DDR4-4000MHZ MEMORY)

CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-8700K Desktop Processor 6 Core up to 4.7GHz Turbo Unlocked LGA1151 300 Series 95W BX80684i78700K

GPU: ZOTAC GRAPHICS CARD PASCAL SERIES - GTX 1060 6GB GDDR5 AMP EDITION (ZT-P10600B-10M)
 

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It would certainly help to get Dual channel when you can, there are many games/applications that it can hold back, but it's not a major concern, i do understand that RAM pricing is terrible right now... When you do buy a new stick though, yeah you'll need one at the same speed otherwise both will run slower. For example if you have a 2400 MHz stick and 3200 MHz stick, both will run at the slowest stick so 2400 MHz in this case.
 

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Agreed with above, definitely go for a dual channel kit... If you are unsure whether a kit is officially supported with your Motherboard, simply check the QVL on the product page. The tested QVL for your Motherboard can be found here > https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/Z370-GAMING-PLUS#support-mem-5. Hope this helps! :)
 
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Thanks for your response, I already ordered that ram(cost me $99), should I buy another stick? and also dual channel memory is very expensive here right now and if I go for it, I will be out of budget

 
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Is the performance of dual channel memory really significant for it's price? here it's like $300 kit, sadly I ordered the above ram and cannot return it, will it decreace the performance?, I am planning to buy another stick in a month or so, will i have to buy another same stick with same clock speed or different will suffice?
thanks in advance!
 

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It would certainly help to get Dual channel when you can, there are many games/applications that it can hold back, but it's not a major concern, i do understand that RAM pricing is terrible right now... When you do buy a new stick though, yeah you'll need one at the same speed otherwise both will run slower. For example if you have a 2400 MHz stick and 3200 MHz stick, both will run at the slowest stick so 2400 MHz in this case.
 

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Do need to say that combining sticks of ram that are not from one set can give problems. Sets are sold as that for a reason,they test these sticks to see if they can work together. Could well be that adding another stick goes fine btw.
 

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