Question Upgrade Memory kit

anjris

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Hi

I have below RAM model

F4-3200C16Q-32GTZR. its a 8GBx2 Kit by G.skill

And in my motherboard 2 more slots are empty. and want to upgrade from 16Gb to 32Gb.

So shall i buy same model again or do i need to buy 8gbx4?

If i buy the same kit again to upgrade my RAM. it will be the same frequency and everything will be same. will i get any problem by putting 2 kit in a motherboard?

Because i can't buy another 8gbx4 kit. My old kit will get waste and money as well

SO i am thinking to buy the same kit 8gbx2. just let me know will it trouble me or not by putting 2 same kit in a motherbaord from same vendor and same model?
 

anjris

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hi, ram which you posted is already quad 32gb kit
it may work or not if u mix it with another kits, rams are tested/sold in paired kits
No my current model is F4-3200C16D-16GTZR which is 8gbx2 kit

I want to buy one more. Will frequency and all other parameters will get match?

or do i need to buy separate 32 GB (8Gbx4) kit?
 

anjris

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No my current model is F4-3200C16D-16GTZR which is 8gbx2 kit

I want to buy one more. Will frequency and all other parameters will get match?

or do i need to buy separate 32 GB (8Gbx4) kit?
Hi

Are you getting my concern?

because i have read that its better to use 1 kit ether 16gbx2 or 8gbx4 to get the 32GB RAM.

And never mix the even 2 same Kit model . As company can't produce even 2 same kit model at same frequency. There will be always some minor difference.

is that my understanding correct?
 

anjris

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as for 4 sticks...frequency/compatibility is unknown
u can try to use your current sticks in A1 + B1 slots, see how they will work

supported clock speed on those slots should be around 2666
Nobody is understanding my concern here

I am saying that which is better to use from below.

8gbx2 + 8gbx2 = 32GB ram (total 2 kits) In this , i have read that if you use 2 kits even of same model. there will be some minor difference in matching the frequency of both? is that correct?

Will i face any issue while using the 2 kits of same model?

or

8gbx4 = 32 Gb ram(Total 1 kit)
 
u may face issues even with quad kit
chek your mainboard QVL to see how many are suported in quad at which speeds

if u want to use your current sticks in quad, try them in a1+b1, if u get them working at rated speeds, then u can buy another pair, and at 50% it will work, rest 50% is just matter of bios settings
if they wont go up to rated speeds (in a1+b1 slots) then u have nice mainboard :) and better stick with 2 rams in a2+b2
 

anjris

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Right now i am using 2 sticks in A2+B2 slot and it is working on rated XMP speed which 3200 MHZ.

Now i want to install the extra 2 8GB sticks (Same model as A2+B2) in A1 + B1 slot.

Will it work on same frequency as like A2+B2?
 

anjris

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old sticks u using now
sorry just now i have checked by opening the cabinet.

its already installed in the A1 + B1 slot and i have enabled the XMP profile. sorry for the confusion.

in task manager and in Bios. it is showing me the 3200 MHZ.

Now what to do next?


Thank you
 

anjris

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if your mainboard supports different timing for each channel, than u can use different modules, if has just single setting for ram timings, try to stick with same sticks
How to check in my motherboard.

My motherboard is MSI Z390 MEG ACE?

Where i can check?
 
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yes you can try it
you have 8g2 ram , not 8g4
but just 3200mhz c16 , so if you buy again , you mabe have 90%+ can run.
don't worry, buy and try
 

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