Question RAM not available as Kit.

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I ordered parts for my first build. I asked for Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB (2 x 8GB) 3000 MHz Kit. But the seller said that it is not available as a kit, though you can buy 2 separate RAM sticks and use them in Dual Channel. So, is it any different than a kit? Forgive me if it's a silly question. Sorry for my ignorance.
 
Ram is sold in kits for a reason.
A motherboard must manage all the ram using the same specs of voltage, cas and speed.
The internal workings are designed for the capacity of the kit.
Ram from the same vendor and part number can be made up of differing manufacturing components over time.
Some motherboards, can be very sensitive to this.

Save yourself from a potential problem.
Buy your 2 x 8gb in a kit.
Corsair vengeance 2 x 8gb is sold by corsair in a kit.
At worst, your seller is lying, at best, he simply does not have a kit available.

Other major brands sell equally good low profile ram, or buy from a different seller.
 
Jun 2, 2020
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Ram is sold in kits for a reason.
A motherboard must manage all the ram using the same specs of voltage, cas and speed.
The internal workings are designed for the capacity of the kit.
Ram from the same vendor and part number can be made up of differing manufacturing components over time.
Some motherboards, can be very sensitive to this.

Save yourself from a potential problem.
Buy your 2 x 8gb in a kit.
Corsair vengeance 2 x 8gb is sold by corsair in a kit.
At worst, your seller is lying, at best, he simply does not have a kit available.

Other major brands sell equally good low profile ram, or buy from a different seller.
This is the RAM that he is selling to me.
https://deltapage.com/corsair-cmk8gx4m1d3000c16?search=Corsair VENGEANCE LPX 3000 MHz&description=true
He said that they are not available in a Kit. But, we can use 2 of this same RAM. Is there any chance that it won't run in Dual Channel. And also, if it doesn't run in Dual Channel, how can I find it? Thank You.
 
From the Corsair product list:
https://www.corsair.com/ww/en/Categories/Products/Memory/VENGEANCE®-LPX-16GB-(2-x-8GB)-DDR4-DRAM-3000MHz-C16-Memory-Kit---Black/p/CMK16GX4M2D3000C16

If you have two sticks and you put them in two different channels on your motherboard, you will be operating in dual channel mode.

The only issues is that sometimes, unmatched sticks, even with the same product and lot number are incompatible or will run poorly.
If your seller will take the ram back, and you trust him to do so, then try them.
You can verify dual channel operation if you run cpu-Z and look at the memory tab.

I do not want to dissuade you from what the seller is offering.
It is almost certain to work. Any honest seller should take the ram back if he said it would work and it fails,
The seller is mistaken in asserting that the ram is not sold in kits.

After installation, test the ram.

Run memtest86.
It boots from a usb stick and does not use windows.
You can download the free edition here:
https://www.memtest86.com/download.htm

If you can run a full pass with NO errors, your ram should be ok.
 

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