Question Need help regarding RAM module update

SroyC

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Hello friends

My system spec is as follows:

Motherboard:

Model: Gigabyte AX370-Gaming K3
Socket: Socket AM4 (1331)
North Bridge: AMD Ryzen SOC rev 00
South Bridge: AMD X370 rev 51
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. F31 (05/06/2019)

Memory:

Total Size: 16384 MB
Type: Dual Channel (128 bit) DDR4-SDRAM
Frequency: 1499.1 MHz (DDR4-2998) - Ratio 3:45
Timings: 16-20-20-38-58-1 (tCAS-tRCD-tRP-tRAS-tRC-tCR)
Slot #1 Module: Corsair 8192 MB (DDR4-2137) - XMP 2.0 - P/N: CMK8GX4M1D3000C16
Slot #2 Module: Corsair 8192 MB (DDR4-2137) - XMP 2.0 - P/N: CMK8GX4M1D3000C16

Processor:

CPU Name: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Six-Core Processor
Threading: 1 CPU - 6 Core - 12 Threads
Frequency: 3650.49 MHz (36.5 * 100.01 MHz) - Uncore: 1499.7 MHz

I am planning to add more RAM to the board. Is it possible to add 1 single 16 GB module to one of the free slots? Please note, I am not very conversant with this 'dual channel' configuration, but as I use a number of multimedia software, a higher clock speed/bus speed of RAM is necessary for me. I have gone through the MB manual which states that equal-sized modules are necessary for dual channel configuration- I am not really sure what exactly it means and whether this would make it impossible to upgrade the RAM the way I stated above.

Could experienced members here please tell me whether it is possible to add 1 RAM module of size 16GB now to take up the total RAM to 32GB without compromising RAM as well as system performance?

Thank you.
 

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Possible yes, will it even work can't say nobody can answer that.

Your best bet is to sell your memory and buy a 32GB kit (2X 16GB) in one package, not individual sticks.
Thank you for your reply, but I am not sure whether selling is an option in the present situation.

Is it possible to use another single 16GB module with the 2x8GB modules without compromising the performance?
 

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Hi

The following RAM is available:
Corsair CMK16GX4M1D3000C16 Desktop Ram Vengeance Lpx Series - 16GB (16GBx1) DDR4 3000MHz Black

Will this RAM be compatible with my system? There is no 2x16GB kit available at this moment, so I can buy 2 of these RAM modules for the two still empty slots. I hope that would make it work in dual-channel mode.

Thank again.
 

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Hi

The following RAM is available:
Corsair CMK16GX4M1D3000C16 Desktop Ram Vengeance Lpx Series - 16GB (16GBx1) DDR4 3000MHz Black

Will this RAM be compatible with my system? There is no 2x16GB kit available at this moment, so I can buy 2 of these RAM modules for the two still empty slots. I hope that would make it work in dual-channel mode.

Thank again.
May I get some help, please? Thank you in advance.
 

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