Question Should I keep my ram?

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I currently have 1 8gb dell 2400mhz stick and 1 8gb corsair vengeance 2400mhz stick. i want to buy a new motherboard and i don't think the dell stick will work. i'm gonna buy the ryzen 3600. should i get a full 16gb set of 3200mhz ram or one stick of 2400mhz ram. will the performance of the 3200mhz ram be worth the extra money?
 

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You can get 10-15% extra peformance from faster memory on Ryzen CPUs.

Keeping in mind that mixed memory may not work properly without some added fiddling and possibly further de-tuning, new RAM would be your best option for a trouble-free upgrade. You can still try your old RAM first and upgrade RAM later.
 
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thanks, I was curious how much of a performance increase I would get. also how cool should the CPU run? I was gonna liquid cool it and was curious what temp it should be at.
 

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CPU temperature depends on the load, liquid cooler, air temperature and flow rate going through the cooler, etc.

Personally not a fan of liquid cooling since it introduces multiple extra points of failure (risk of leaks, dead pump, stalled pump, gradual coolant loss through micro-leakes and osmosis, etc.). I prefer dumb old HSF that can still do a decent job even with dead fans or no fan at all as is currently the case with my i5-3470 under a 212+.
 

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