Solved 2 x 4gb or 2 x 8gb

October 17, 2018 at 19:58:58
Specs: Windows, Amd ryzen
I'm wondering if 2 4gb sticks are enough for gaming cuz I just want a cheap price, or if not possible, should I just get 2 8gb sticks?

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October 22, 2018 at 11:07:09
You want to use at least 2666 speed memory with your Rysen2600. If you want 8GB (2x4GB) the linked memory below is priced good, is on the RAM compatibility list from Gigabyte, and comes in 4 colors.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...

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#1
October 17, 2018 at 20:39:06
In my opinion 2x4GB should be fine for gaming assuming you have a graphics card with dedicated graphics memory and if you have 2 more empty RAM slots in case you want to add more later.
2x8 GB is of course better if the price is close enough and it is what I would go with today and no other reasonable choice if you have only two memory slots.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
October 17, 2018 at 21:27:26
Be sure you purchase a matched kit, whichever way you go. Also, I recommend you buy JEDEC standard 1.2V DDR4, not RAM that stated it needs more voltage than that.

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#3
October 18, 2018 at 01:28:02
For ryzen? get some 2x4 ddr4 2933MHz, and be sure to enable XMP in the bios.
or to save money buy a 2133 or 2400MHz kit and overclock it yourself.

Ryzen is very sensitive to memory speed, because of its infinity fabric.(the 2200G and 2400G even more because of its build in GPU which also uses system memory)

just be sure your RAM it in dual channel mode, doubles memory performance and gives rougly a 25% boost in cpu multi-core performance (you can check with CPU-Z.exe)

more info:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Wu...

i5-6600K[delid]@4.7GHz/4.3GHz@1.376v LLC=6 | 2x4GB Crucial-DDR4-2133CL15@14-14-14-28 1T 2700MHz@1.35v
MSI Armor RX 570 4GB@1180Mhz core@0.937v/2000MHz

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#4
October 18, 2018 at 06:05:16
For more information on this poster's hardware is the link below.

https://www.computing.net/answers/h...


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#5
October 22, 2018 at 09:13:25
How do I turn on dual channel mode? I'm a newb.
Would g skill ripjaws v series 2 x 4gb ddr4 2133 work for my Gigabyte ga ab350m ds3h motherboard cuz it supports ddr4 2133 memory?
and I don't even know how overclocking works.

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#6
October 22, 2018 at 09:57:21
put the 2 stick in every other channel:

like in this picture:

put 2 stick in every other channel, not directly side by side:
http://www.savewaytech.com/wp-conte...

You can also check with a program called CPU-z.exe under the memory tab it should say channel #: DUAL:
https://i.stack.imgur.com/WqZqM.png

i5-6600K[delid]@4.7GHz/4.3GHz@1.376v LLC=6 | 2x4GB Crucial-DDR4-2133CL15@14-14-14-28 1T 2700MHz@1.35v
MSI Armor RX 570 4GB@1180Mhz core@0.937v/2000MHz

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October 22, 2018 at 11:07:09
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You want to use at least 2666 speed memory with your Rysen2600. If you want 8GB (2x4GB) the linked memory below is priced good, is on the RAM compatibility list from Gigabyte, and comes in 4 colors.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...

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#8
October 22, 2018 at 11:28:30
OtheHill: What about a ryzen 5 1400?
hidde663: do slots matter? As in which 2 slots of the 4 should I put my ram in?

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#9
October 22, 2018 at 12:20:54
The Rysen 5 2600 is a 6 core processor based on the newer Pinnacle Ridge core, which is 12nm die process and 65W. The Rysen 5 1400 is a 4 core Summit Ridge core with 14nm die process. The 2600 should run cooler.

There are other improvements as well. The are virtually the same price. I would go with the Rysen 5 2600.
See the link below.

https://www.tomshardware.com/review...


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October 22, 2018 at 12:35:00
Oh yeah, I never cared to look at the price of the ryzen 5 2600, but don’t I need a bios upgrade if I use it with the gigabyte ga ab350m ds3h? And I just checked the memory specs of the board and it said nothing about a ddr4 2666 speed?

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#11
October 22, 2018 at 14:57:46
Tonight, 2666 & 2667 are the same thing. See the list below. That list was copied and pasted from the manual for your board. The specs say you can run 3200 or 2933 overclocked. Buy the RAM I suggest and you can probably overclock it as well as the processor. That is why I told you to buy RAM that meets JEDEC specs. One of those specs is 1.2V. Most faster RAM listed is using 1.35V, which is simply trying to get more out of the RAM by juicing it. You can do the same thing with the Crucial.

1. 4 x DDR4 DIMM sockets supporting up to 64 GB of system memory
2. Dual channel memory architecture
3. Support for DDR4 3200(O.C.)/2933(O.C.)/2667*/2400/2133 MHz memory modules
* Actual support may vary by CPU.
4. Support for ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8 memory modules (operate in non-ECC mode)
5. Support for non-ECC Un-buffered DIMM 1Rx8/2Rx8/1Rx16 memory modules
6. Support for Extreme Memory Profile (XMP) memory modules


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#12
October 22, 2018 at 15:27:30
i got my crucial ddr4 2x4GB of 2133MHz@1.2volt CL15-15-15-36 t2 running at 2800MHz@1.35volt CL 14-14-14-28 t1 for example

i5-6600K[delid]@4.7GHz/4.3GHz@1.376v LLC=6 | 2x4GB Crucial-DDR4-2133CL15@14-14-14-28 1T 2700MHz@1.35v
MSI Armor RX 570 4GB@1180Mhz core@0.937v/2000MHz


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#13
October 22, 2018 at 16:07:32
What kind of ddr4 26662x4gb ram do you suggest?
And I kinda wanna make my first build a budget one, so how do I overclock a 2133mhz?

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#14
October 22, 2018 at 17:13:04
I posted a link to the part in #7 above. Here it is again. Don't look for cheaper stuff.

https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...


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#15
October 23, 2018 at 00:54:14
this aint good enough?
https://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod...

i mean you have a b350 mobo, so you can change the frequency to 2666 at lets say 1.25v if you want

i5-6600K[delid]@4.7GHz/4.3GHz@1.376v LLC=6 | 2x4GB Crucial-DDR4-2133CL15@14-14-14-28 1T 2700MHz@1.35v
MSI Armor RX 570 4GB@1180Mhz core@0.937v/2000MHz


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#16
October 23, 2018 at 08:18:40
hidde663

The Corsair RAM is on the Gigabyte list as compatible but that RAM is probably OK too. Does have good numbers. I was just stressing to buy brand name memory in matched pairs.

Tonight was originally looking at juiced RAM. 1.35V out of the box. As you pointed out above, he can juice it himself.


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#17
October 23, 2018 at 09:40:42
Oh thanks guys, now I finally have choices to pick from.

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