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[SOLVED] Which one?

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Darkbreeze

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You 100% want to stick to a 2 DIMM kit unless you absolutely have to have more memory than you can get with two DIMMs, for that dual channel board.

If you need more than 32GB, or suspect you might EVER need more, then fine, you can try a four DIMM kit but you may end up having to drop the memory speed a bit manually or increasing the SOC voltage to get it work. If you don't need more than 32GB, and if this is primarily a gaming machine that won't be running very high end, complex, professional applications or VMs, then you don't, I'd highly recommen sticking to two 16GB DIMMs AND make sure they show as compatible with your motherboard using the G.Skill memory configurator.

Anything listed on these two pages of results should be compatible.

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Darkbreeze

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Maybe if you offered a LITTLE BIT of information, like what your hardware specs are, motherboard, CPU model, etc., and what you are doing with this system, somebody might actually be able to give you an intelligent answer. Otherwise, you're going to get a pretty generic guess from left field.

Generally you want to usually stick to 2 DIMMs if you CAN use two DIMMs and still obtain the amount of memory you want to have installed, but that highly depends on what the speed of the memory kit you want to run is, what the motherboard model is, what CPU you are running, etc.
 
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Maybe if you offered a LITTLE BIT of information, like what your hardware specs are, motherboard, CPU model, etc., and what you are doing with this system, somebody might actually be able to give you an intelligent answer. Otherwise, you're going to get a pretty generic guess from left field.
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For the storage, im still thinking which i should use
 

Darkbreeze

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You 100% want to stick to a 2 DIMM kit unless you absolutely have to have more memory than you can get with two DIMMs, for that dual channel board.

If you need more than 32GB, or suspect you might EVER need more, then fine, you can try a four DIMM kit but you may end up having to drop the memory speed a bit manually or increasing the SOC voltage to get it work. If you don't need more than 32GB, and if this is primarily a gaming machine that won't be running very high end, complex, professional applications or VMs, then you don't, I'd highly recommen sticking to two 16GB DIMMs AND make sure they show as compatible with your motherboard using the G.Skill memory configurator.

Anything listed on these two pages of results should be compatible.

,
 
Reactions: NoRageNR
Mar 2, 2020
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1
35
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You 100% want to stick to a 2 DIMM kit unless you absolutely have to have more memory than you can get with two DIMMs, for that dual channel board.

If you need more than 32GB, or suspect you might EVER need more, then fine, you can try a four DIMM kit but you may end up having to drop the memory speed a bit manually or increasing the SOC voltage to get it work. If you don't need more than 32GB, and if this is primarily a gaming machine that won't be running very high end, complex, professional applications or VMs, then you don't, I'd highly recommen sticking to two 16GB DIMMs AND make sure they show as compatible with your motherboard using the G.Skill memory configurator.

Anything listed on these two pages of results should be compatible.

,
should i go for 4000mhz?
 

Darkbreeze

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No. 3733mhz (Or 3800mhz manually clocked down to 3733mhz) with a CL14 latency is pretty much the absolutel sweet spot for Zen2 Ryzen platforms.

Over 3733mhz and the infinity fabric uncoupling and running in 2:1 rather than 1:1. To be safe, sticking to 3600mhz is a pretty good general guideline unless you are somebody who is comfortable tweaking memory configurations to find the optimal settings and exactly where the switch happens for your CPU and hardware setup. If so, get a set of very good 3800mhz sticks. Some have been able to get 1:1 at 3800mhz but most see this happen past 3600mhz. If you don't want to waste money or spend time configuring and testing memory stability as well as tweaking to find that spot where the fabric decouples, then stick to 3600mhz.

The difference between 3600mhz and 3733mhz isn't enough that you'd ever really notice it anyhow and I haven't seen any evidence that anybody is getting any real gains from running memory that is 4000mhz+ at all.
 
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