RAM GB or Speed

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  1. Posts : 284
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    You wonít have to worry about CAS latency, timings etc. as long as you buy the RAM in a kit. Get a 2x8GB kit. As long as its on the QVL list, youíre good.

    When I built my PC a year ago. I started off with one 2x4GB kit and then a couple months later, bought another of the same to bring me up to 16GB. They were the same brand, model and speed but different lots. Havenít had any problems. TBO, I think the business of the RAM needing to be from the same lot, is BS. I canít find any definitive examples of mismatched lots causing problems. Mixing different brands I could see as a potential issue.

    Iíve always thought it odd that there are standards for RAM, but hardware meant for that RAM wonít work with all of it.
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  2. Posts : 983
    Windows 7/64 Professional

    Edit by me

    The big problem is finding matched ram in the quantity you want.
    The last time I looked, 32 gb of ram in a matched set were hard to find for the ram I was looking for.
    The last time I bought ram I had to settle for 2 packages of match ram. Whether one package was match to the ram in the other package, well I don't know. They seem to work quite well together. They were the same brand with matching specs.
    When one buys the same brand with all the same specs they should work well together.
    If one does have the chance of buying a complete match set, that would be my choice. Be picky if you have the chance.

    Last edited by Layback Bear; 25 Dec 2017 at 09:49.
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  3. Posts : 284
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    I get your analogy, but Iím not sure the results are the same here.

    Either way, the preferred method is to buy the amount of RAM you want as a matched kit. I was simply offering up my personal experience and that buying the same brand/speed of memory but in two different lots made no difference in my situation. YMMV.
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  4. Posts : 983
    Windows 7/64 Professional

    I understood what you were and are saying. What you are saying is not wrong in my opinion.

    If the option of complete match ram is there, then do so. I have not always had that option.

    The point with the ammo and the ram is the same.

    Both options are good and correct, one is better if you can get the better option, take it.

    Last edited by Layback Bear; 25 Dec 2017 at 10:18.
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