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I am needing to add onto my existing ram, what should i do?

RDas
  • 2 months ago

Title says it all. I currently have Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory but i seem to reach 90% usage and up easily so i am now looking at getting another set for a total of 16gb, any recommendations? Things i should be careful about, like if i NEED the exact same ram as what i already have or i can use any other brand, 2x4 sticks or 1x8, or even 1x16 for 24gb. Thanks guys

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PCPartPicker Part List

Type Item Price
CPU Intel Core i5-7600K 3.8 GHz Quad-Core Processor -
CPU Cooler be quiet! Pure Rock 51.7 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler -
Motherboard MSI Z270 PC MATE ATX LGA1151 Motherboard -
Memory Kingston HyperX Fury Black 8 GB (2 x 4 GB) DDR4-2133 Memory -
Storage SanDisk SSD PLUS 120 GB 2.5" Solid State Drive -
Storage Seagate BarraCuda 1 TB 3.5" 7200RPM Internal Hard Drive $59.00 @ Computer Alliance
Video Card Asus GeForce GTX 1060 6GB 6 GB ROG STRIX Video Card -
Case NZXT S340 ATX Mid Tower Case -
Power Supply EVGA BQ 600 W 80+ Bronze Certified Semi-modular ATX Power Supply $60.00
Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 Home OEM 64-bit -
Monitor Asus VC239H 23.0" 1920x1080 60 Hz Monitor $100.00
Prices include shipping, taxes, rebates, and discounts
Total $219.00
Generated by PCPartPicker 2020-03-28 11:04 AEDT+1100

Comments

  • 2 months ago
  • 2 points

Get another 2x4 of the same or sell that 8GB kit and buy a 16GB one with a greater frequency.

  • 2 months ago
  • 3 points

This is the correct answer. You might be able to get RAM of the same speed and timings from a different manufacturer to work, but the odds of having a problem are much higher.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Long story short more RAM is what you need. I would get a 16 gigabyte kit(2x8) myself and just save your current set for a rainy day.

  • 2 months ago
  • 1 point

Memory Speed DDR4-2133 DDR4-2400 DDR4-2800 DDR4-3000 DDR4-3200 DDR4-3600 DDR4-3800

I would ditch the ram you have as it's the slowest speed on your mobo list and get a new 16gb kit. I would get 2 sticks each at 8gb, that would allow you to upgrade in the future to 32gb if you wanted.

The cheapest solution is like they said, get another 2x4 identical kit.

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